Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Headline and Random win at CrimeFest

24.05.10 | Catherine Neilan in The Bookseller

Headline and Random House have come away as the victorious publishers from this year's awards at the international crime fiction convention CrimeFest.

The Last Laugh Award, for the best humorous crime novel published in the British Isles in 2009, went to Colin Bateman for his The Day of the Jack Russell (Headline). He picked up £500 along with the award.

The e-Dunnit
award, which goes to the best crime fiction e-book first published in the UK in 2009, was won by Josh Bazell for Beat the Reaper (Random House). He was given £1,000 and a Sony Touch e-reader.

Meanwhile, both two Sounds of Crime Awards - for the best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks - went to Stieg Larsson for The Girl Who Played with Fire. Quercus won the prize for the abridged edition, which was read by Martin Wenner. Whole Story Audio Books' unabridged edition, translated by Reg Keeland and read by Saul Reichlin, picked up the second of the two prizes.

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