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Louise Phillips

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CRIMEFEST are delighted to present its 2021 awards. With Agatha Raisin star Matt McCooey returning as host, you can view the full award video ceremony on the CRIMEFEST HOME or VIDEO pages.

For those who want to know the winners now, please imagine the obligatory drumroll and read on…

Best Crime Novel For Children (aged 8-12)
– Serena Patel for Anisha, Accidental Detective (Usborne Publishing)

Best Crime Novel For Young Adults (aged 12-16)

– Patrice Lawrence for Eight Pieces of Silva (Hodder Children’s Group)

(In our continued mission to engage and support the local community, CRIMEFEST has once more distributed sets of all the books entered for both the Children and Young Adult Awards – total value at just under £1,100 – to schools in Bristol.
H.R.F. Keating Award
For best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction

– Martin Edwards (editor) for

 Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club (Collins Crime Club)

eDunnit Award
For best crime fiction ebook published in both hardcopy and in electronic format

– Ian Rankin for A Song for the Dark Times (Orion Fiction)

Last Laugh Award
For the best humorous crime novel

– Carl Hiaasen for Squeeze Me (Sphere)

Audible Sounds Of Crime Award

For the best unabridged crime audiobook

– Richard Osman for The Thursday Murder Club, reader Lesley Manville (Viking)

With thanks to Audible, we have a digital set of all the nominated titles to give away to one lucky newsletter reader. (Accessing the audiobooks will require the winner to have an Audible account, or to sign up for a free one.) To enter, send an email to competition@crimefest.com with ‘Audible’ in the subject line and your name and email address in the body of the message. The deadline to enter is 7 June.

Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award

For a crime novel by a debut author

– Trevor Wood for The Man on the Street (Quercus)

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