Adele Parks And Erin Kelly
Amongst Winners Of
The Second Fingerprint Awards
· Bleeding Heart Yard by Elly Griffiths named Crime Book of the Year
· Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister named Thriller Book of the Year
· Nita Prose wins Debut Book of the Year for The Maid
· The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly is named Genre-busting Book of the Year
· Tom Hindle’s A Fatal Crossing wins Historical Crime Book of the Year
· One Last Secret by Adele Parks, narrated by Kristen Atherton, wins Audiobook Book of the Year
· Publishing Campaign of the Year is awarded to Viking for The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman
· Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Jane Wood
· Collecting their awards, Erin Kelly and Adele Parks referenced that this was the first award win of their careers
The winners of the second ever Fingerprint Awards, the reader-chosen awards celebrating international crime and thriller writing, were announced last night (Thursday 31st August) on Capital Crime’s opening night. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, in the shadow of the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.
The winners of six out of eight categories were voted for online by crime and thriller fans: Crime Book of the Year; Thriller Book of the Year; Historical Crime Book of the Year; Debut Book of the Year; Genre-busting Book of the Year and Audiobook of the Year.
Notable winners included Bleeding Heart Yard by Elly Griffiths for Crime Book of the Year; Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister for Thriller of the Year; The Maid by Nita Prose for Debut Book of the Year; and One Last Secret by Adele Parks, narrated by Kristen Atherton, for Audiobook of the Year.
The winners of the Publishing Campaign of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award were chosen solely by the Capital Crime Advisory Board, which is made up of people from all aspects of publishing including publishers, editors, booksellers, authors, bloggers and journalists. The Publishing Campaign of the Year was won by Viking for The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman and the Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Jane Wood, Fiction Publisher at Quercus Publishing.
Capital Crime co-founder and
Goldsboro Books managing director
David Headley said:
“Capital Crime is a festival for readers, and we were delighted that so many of them voted in droves for the winners of the Fingerprint Awards – what better way to honour the authors in each category than by their fans voting for the winner? The competition was very close indeed – understandably given the incredible quality of the shortlisted authors. But I was overjoyed to see some of my favourite books from 2022 recognised by the readers who make everything we do worthwhile: the breathtaking latest instalment in Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway series; Gillian McAllister’s mind bending Wrong Place Wrong Time; Nita Prose’s unique whodunnit debut The Maid; Tom Hindle’s unputdownable historical drama A Fatal Crossing; the poignant and breathlessly thrilling The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly; and the audiobook for Adele Parks’ One Last Secret, brilliantly told by Kristen Atherton. Congratulations to all of you!”
With over 2,000 votes cast, the
winners saw stiff competition, with fellow shortlistees including The
Twyford Code by Janice Hallett,
The Botanist by MW Craven, The It Girl by Ruth Ware and
The Lost Man of Bombay by Vaseem Khan.
The announcement drew to a close the fantastic first day at Capital Crime, which saw Shari Lapena play a riotous game of ‘Two Truths and a Lie’ with Clare Mackintosh, and Dorothy Koomson and Louise Candlish discuss ‘villainous women and untrustworthy husbands’ with Lisa Howells. Thursday afternoon also saw the Future Generations Afternoon Takeover, with panels on the Next Generation of Publishing with industry professionals Amy Baxter, Christina Demosthenous, Leodora Darlington and Manpreet Grewal; and Moral Dilemmas in Modern Society, with bestselling authors Yomi Adegoke, Jack Jordan, Lia Middleton, Nicola Williams and Nadine Matheson.
The Fingerprint Award Winners
Crime Book of the Year
Bleeding Heart Yard
Thriller Book of the Year
Wrong Place Wrong Time
Historical Crime Book of the Year
A Fatal Crossing
Debut Book of the Year
Genre-Busting Book of the Year
The Skeleton Key
Audiobook of the Year
Adele Parks and Kristen Atherton
One Last Secret
Publishing Campaign of the Year
The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jane Wood, Fiction Publisher at Quercus Publishing