Sunday, May 23, 2010

CrimeFest Awards

CrimeFest (Bristol, England) announced Awards yesterday:

Last Laugh Award (“for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2009):
Winner: The Day of the Jack Russell, by Colin Bateman (Headline)

Also nominated: Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell (William Heinemann); The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris, by Chris Ewan (Long Barn Books); Bone Idle, by Suzette Hill (Constable & Robinson); From Aberystwyth with Love, by Malcolm Pryce (Bloomsbury); and Ten Little Herrings, by Len Tyler (Macmillan)

Sounds of Crime Award (“for the best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks first published in the UK in 2009 in both printed and digital formats, and available for download from the Audible UK Website”): Winner, Best Abridged Crime Audiobook: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland; abridged by Isabel Morgan; read by Martin Wenner; Quercus)

Also nominated: The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown (abridged by Karen DiMattia; read by Paul Michael; Orion); Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child (abridged by Carolanne Lyme; read by Kerry Shale; Random House); Dead Tomorrow, by Peter James (abridged by Kati Nicholl; read by William Gaminara; Pan Macmillan); The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland; abridged by Isabel Morgan; read by Martin Wenner; Quercus); and The Complaints, by Ian Rankin for (abridged by Kati Nicholl; read by James Macpherson; Orion)

Winner, Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland; read by Saul Reichlin; Whole Story Audio Books)

Also nominated: The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown (read by Paul Michael; Whole Story Audio Books); The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly (read by Peter Giles; Orion); Dead Tomorrow, by Peter James (read by David Bauckham; Whole Story Audio Books); The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland; read by Saul Reichlin; Whole Story Audio Books); and The Complaints, by Ian Rankin (read by Peter Forbes; Whole Story Audio Books)

e-Dunnit Award (“for the best crime fiction e-book first published in the UK in 2009”): 
Winner: Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell (Random House)

Also nominated: The Charlemagne Pursuit, by Steve Berry (Hodder & Stoughton); Contract with God, by Juan Gomez-Jurado (Orion); Crowner Royal, by Bernard Knight (Simon & Schuster); and The Alchemy of Murder, Carol McCleary (Hodder & Stoughton) 

Thanks to Ali Karim at The Rap Sheet and Bill Gottfried for the information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've heard some people suggesting the third part of the Larsson trilogy is not as good as the earlier ones. There are doubts, but which book can give me insurance it won't disappoint me. The reputation of the author (his death has increased my curiosity) is huge, so may be the book would be worth the money. By the way, has anybody bought the book from http://www.uread.com/book/women-t-coraghess-boyle/9780143116479? I have heard they are offering the highest discount among the bookstores. Let me know if it is correct.