The winners were announced at the CRIMEFEST Gala Awards Dinner tonight.
The Audible Sounds of Crime Awardfor the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2014 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from audible.co.uk, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.
Robert Galbraith for The Silkworm, read by Robert Glenister (Little, Brown Book Group)
The eDunnit Awardfor the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2014. The winning author receives £500 and a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.
Charles Cumming for A Colder War (HarperCollins) The Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2014. The £500 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, the book collector's bookseller. The winner also receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.
L. C. Tyler for Crooked Herring (Allison & Busby)
The H.R.F. Keating Awardfor the best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction first published in the British Isles between 2013 - 2014. The award is named after H.R.F. ‘Harry’ Keating, one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, crime reviewers and writer of books about crime fiction. The winning author receives a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass award.
Clare Clarke for Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock (Palgrave, 2014)
HT: Ali Karim who not only announced the awards but posted videos on his Facebook page of the acceptance speeches.