Friday, July 17, 2015


Tonight at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, the inaugural Dead Good Reader Award winners were announced. Presented by Mark Lawson, Val McDermid, Lee Child, and the Dead Good Team, each winner received a magnifying glass trophy. Congratulations to all!

The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book Winner:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Transworld)

The Lee Child Award for Best Loner or Detective Winner:
Vera Stanhope, Ann Cleeves (Pan Macmillan)

The Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics Winner:
Time of Death by Mark Billingham (Sphere)

The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending Winner:
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid (Sphere)

The Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain Winner:
You are Dead by Peter James (Macmillan)

The Patricia Highsmith Award for Most Exotic Location Winner:
Amsterdam, The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Marnie Riches (Maze)

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