Adrian Muller, co-chair of CrimeFest, sent the shortlists for the Sounds of Crime Awards and the Last Laugh Awards. For more info on CrimeFest, go to email@example.com or visit the Website.
Sounds Of Crime Awards
The Sounds of Crime Awards are sponsored by Audible UK, the Internet's leading premium spoken audio source.
The awards are for the best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks first published in 2008 in both printed and digital formats, and available for download from the Audible UK website. The award goes to both the author and the reader of the winning entry.
Nominees for Best Abridged Crime Audiobook:
- Mark Billingham for In the Dark. Reader: Adjoa Andoh. (Hachette Digital)
- Harlan Coben for Hold Tight. Reader: Tim Machin. (Orion)
- Sue Grafton for T is for Trespass. Reader: Lorelei King. (Macmillan)
- Stieg Larsson for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Reader: Martin Wenner. (Quercus)
- Val McDermid for A Darker Domain. Reader: Valerie Gogan. (HarperCollins)
- Ian Rankin for Doors Open. Reader: James McPherson. (Orion)
Nominees for Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook:
- Kate Atkinson for When Will There Be Good News? Reader: Steven Crossley. (BBC Audiobooks)
- Harlan Coben for Hold Tight. Reader: Richard Ferrone. (Whole Story Audio Books)
- Tess Gerritsen for The Bone Garden. Reader, Lorelei King. (BBC Audiobooks)
- Declan Hughes for The Dying Breed. Reader: Stanley Townsend. (Isis Publishing Ltd)
- Alexander McCall Smith for The Miracle at Speedy Motors. Reader: Adjoa Andoh. (Isis Publishing Ltd)
- RD Wingfield for A Killing Frost. Reader: Stephen Thorne. (Isis Publishing Ltd)
Audible UK customers and CRIMEFEST delegates will vote for the winning titles which will be announced at the Gala Dinner on the 16th of May at the Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol. The winners receive a commemorative award provided by Bristol Blue Glass.
One Audible customer or CRIMEFEST delegate who votes for the winning titles will be randomly selected and receive an iPod and all 12 shortlisted titles.
The Last Laugh Award
The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel published in the British Isles in 2008. Goldsboro Books, Britain’s book collector’s bookseller, is providing a £1,000 cash prize for the winner.
Last Laugh Award nominees:
- Gilbert Adair for And Then There Was No One (Faber & Faber)
- Christopher Brookmyre for A Snowball in Hell (Little, Brown)
- Colin Cotterill for Anarchy and Old Dogs (Quercus)
- Christopher Fowler for The Victoria Vanishes (Transworld/Doubleday)
- Mike Ripley for Angels Unaware (Allison & Busby)
- Donald Westlake for Don't Ask (Quercus)
CRIMEFEST delegates will vote for the winning title which will be announced at the Gala Dinner on the 16th of May at the Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol. In addition to the £1,000 cash prize the winner receives a commemorative award provided by Bristol Blue Glass.
CrimeFest: May 14-17, 2009. Bristol, UK. Guests of Honor: Michael Connelly, Simon Brett, Hakan Nesser, Andrew Taylor. Toastmistress: Meg Gardiner. For the full list of attending authors, go here. Great pre- and post- trips. Book Room, writer workshops and more. Fans and readers and authors welcome.
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