Books by Fiona Barton, Steve Cavanagh and Elly Griffiths are among the winners of this year’s Dead Good Reader Awards for crime and thriller novels.
The results of the annual poll of PRH’s online crime community Dead Good were announced at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate at the weekend.
The Nosy Parker Award for Best Amateur Detective was scooped by Fiona Barton for The Suspect (Bantam Press) starring relentless amateur sleuth Kate Waters.
Steve Cavanagh, who also won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award last week, picked up The Jury’s Out Award for Most Gripping Courtroom Drama for Thirteen (Orion).
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (Michael Joseph) scooped the The Dish Served Cold Award for Best Revenge Thriller, while The Cancel All Plans Award for the Book You Can’t Put Down was picked up by Liz Nugent for tense crime novel Skin Deep (Penguin).
Mark Edwards was handed The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain for his novel The Last of the Magpies (Amazon Publishing).
Finally, The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book was given to Griffiths for the third year in a row, this time for The Stone Circle (Quercus).