we’re back in your inbox with the big reveal!
And now to the awards! If you want the anticipation (and entertainment) of the ceremony itself, then skip the spoilers below, and go straight to the CRIMEFEST website where you can watch the film and see the winners’ reactions, compered by actor Matt McCooey, who plays Inspector Bill Wong in the hit TV show,
Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award
- Laura Shepherd-Robinson for Blood & Sugar (Mantle)
With thanks to convention and award sponsor Specsavers. Courtesy of the sponsor, the winner also receives £1,000.
Audible Sounds of Crime Award
for Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook
- Lee Child for Blue Moon, read by Jeff Harding (Penguin Random House Audio)
- Holly Watt for To The Lions (Raven Books)
for Best Biography or Non-Fiction Book related to Crime Fiction
Last Laugh Award
for Best Humorous Crime Novel
- Thomas Taylor for Malamander (Walker Books)
CrimeFest Award for Best Crime Novel for Young Adults (ages 12-16)
- Kathryn Evans for Beauty Sleep (Usborne Publishing)
All the winners received a Bristol Blue Glass Award and will be offered complimentary attendance and panel appearances at CRIMEFEST 2021.
Huge congratulations to all!
For now, stay safe.
Adrian & Donna,
(Back issues of the CRIMEFEST newsletters are available here.)
13-16 May, 2021