Crime Winning Fiction

Are you cuckoo for Cormoran? Ga-ga about Agatha? Or are you an Elvis fan? We know that Crime fiction is a big hit with our readers, so we thought we’d tell you about the plethora (or should that be ‘murder’?) of crime awards announced recently. Have you discovered these authors yet?

At the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival:

Crime Novel of the Year 2015 – Someone else’s skin by Sarah Hilary

The festival also hosted the inaugural Dead Good Reader Awards:

Most Recommended Book – The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins

Lee Child Award for Best Loner or Detective

Vera Stanhope, as created by Ann Cleeves

Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics

Time of death by Mark Billingham

The Reichenbach Falls Award for Most Epic Ending –

Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

Dr Lechter Award for Scariest Villain

You are dead by Peter James

And the Crime Writers Association recently announced winners of some of this year’s Daggers. A further 3 Daggers will be awarded this autumn.

CWA International Dagger – Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

CWA Non-Fiction Dagger –  In plain sight: the life and lies of Jimmy Savile by Dan Davies

CWA Dagger in the Library – awarded to Christopher Fowler for his body of work

CWA Diamond Dagger – Catherine Aird


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