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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

CrimeFest-Award Winners Announced

Hello once more!

As promised at the weekend,
we’re back in your inbox with the big reveal!

Before we dig out the drumsticks for the mandatary drum roll and reveal the winners of the 2020 CRIMEFEST Awards, we’d like to give you a very warm welcome to this final newsletter for CRIMEFEST 2020. The next newsletter will be for CRIMEFEST 2021, with all the exciting details for next year and how you can sign up.

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,
Agatha Raisin

Without further ado, ladies, gentlemen and fellow partners in crime…we’re delighted to reveal the winners of 2020’s CRIMEFEST Awards!

The winners are:

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)

With thanks to award sponsor Audible UK. Courtesy of the sponsor, the winners share £1,000.
eDunnit Award
for Best Crime eBook
- Holly Watt for To The Lions (Raven Books)

H.R.F. Keating Award
for Best Biography or Non-Fiction Book related to Crime Fiction
- John Curran for The Hooded Gunman (HarperCollins Crime Club)

Last Laugh Award
for Best Humorous Crime Novel
- Helen FitzGerald for Worst Case Scenario (Orenda Books)

  CrimeFest Award for Best Crime Novel for Children (ages 8-12)
- 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!

Feel free to celebrate the nominees and winners with us over on Twitter. Do tag us @CrimeFest #CrimeFestAwards.
A list of the nominees and winners is also available on the website.

In case you missed it, you can also catch up on the brilliant Zoom panel, hosted by Telegraph journalist Jake Kerridge, featuring nominees for the Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award. Catch it over on the CRIMEFEST VIDEO ARCHIVE

That’s it for CRIMEFEST 2020.

It hasn’t been the convention, or the year, that anyone expected. But we wouldn’t have made it – or be able to come back in 2021 – without you, the CRIMEFEST family of authors, publishers, readers, sponsors and other supporters. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing everyone for a bigger than ever celebration at CRIMEFEST 2021: 13-16 May.

For now, stay safe.
Adrian & Donna,
RIMEFEST organisers.

(Back issues of the C
RIMEFEST newsletters are available here.)
proud sponsors of
the international crime fiction convention
13-16 May, 2021

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