The 2024 CrimeFest Awards were presented at the convention Gala Awards Dinner on 11 May, 2024.

for best 2023 crime novel by a previously unpublished author
for best 2023 crime ebook
for best 2023 humorous crime novel
for best 2023 biography or critical book related to crime fiction
for best television crime drama based on a book, first screened in the UK in 2023
for best 2023 crime novel for children, ages 8-12
for best 2023 crime novel for young adults, ages 12-16
– PAST WINNERS: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008

Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and a team of British crime fiction reviewers voted to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

All winners receive a commemorative a Bristol Blue Glass Award.

In association with headline sponsor, the Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award is for debut authors first published in the United Kingdom in 2023. The winning author receives a £1,000 prize.

– Stig Abell for Death Under a Little Sky (Hemlock Press/HarperCollins) – WINNER!
– Jo Callaghan for In The Blink Of An Eye (Simon & Schuster)
– Megan Davis for The Messenger (Zaffre)
– Jenny Lund Madsen for Thirty Days of Darkness; translated by Megan Turney (Orenda Books)
– Natalie Marlow for Needless Alley (Baskerville)
– Alice Slater for Death of a Bookseller (Hodder & Stoughton)

For the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the United Kingdom in 2023.

– Rachel Abbott for Don’t Look Away (Wildfire)
– Jane Casey for The Close (HarperCollins)
– Martin Edwards for Sepulchre Street (Head of Zeus)
– Christina Koning for Murder at Bletchley Park (Allison & Busby)
– Laura Lippman for Prom Mom (Faber & Faber) – WINNER!
– Craig Russell for The Devil’s Playground (Constable)

The Last Laugh Award is for the best humorous crime novel first published in the United Kingdom in 2023.

– Mark Billingham for The Last Dance (Sphere)
– Elly Griffiths for The Great Deceiver (Quercus)
– Mick Herron for The Secret Hours (Baskerville) – WINNER!
– Mike Ripley for Mr Campion’s Memory (Severn House)
– Jesse Sutanto for Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers (HQ)
– Antti Tuomianen for The Beaver Theory (Orenda Books)

The H.R.F. Keating Award is for the best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction first published in the United Kingdom in 2023. The award is named after H.R.F. ‘Harry’ Keating, one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, crime reviewers and writer of books about crime fiction.

– M, J, F & A Dall’Asta, Migozzi, Pagello & Pepper for Contemporary European Crime Fiction: Representing History and Politics (Palgrave)
– Lisa Hopkins for Ocular Proof and the Spectacled Detective in British Crime Fiction (Palgrave)
– Kate Jackson for How To Survive a Classic Crime Novel (British Library Publishing)
– Steven Powell for Love Me Fierce In Danger: The Life of James Ellroy (Bloomsbury Academic)
– Nicholas Shakespeare for Ian Fleming: The Complete Man (Harvill Secker)
– Adam Sisman for The Secret Life of John Le Carré (Profile Books) – WINNER!

This award is for the best television crime drama based on a book, and first screened in the UK in 2023.

Eligible titles were collated from the Radio Times, and CrimeFest newsletter readers established the shortlist and the winning title.

The winning author and production company each receive a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award.

Dalgliesh (series 2), based on the Inspector Dalgliesh books by P.D. James (Channel 5)
Reacher (series 2), based on the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child (Amazon Prime)
Shetland (series 8), based on the Shetland books by Ann Cleeves (BBC)
Slow Horses (series 3), based on the Slough House books by Mick Herron (Apple) – WINNER!
The Serial Killer’s Wife, based on the Serial Killer books by Alice Hunter (Paramount+)
Vera (series 12), based on the Vera Stanhope books by Ann Cleeves (ITV)


Eligible titles were submitted by publishers, and reviewers of fiction for children and young adults voted alongside volunteering members of the School Library Association (SLA) to establish the shortlist and the winning title.

The winners receive a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass award.

This award is for the best crime novel for children (aged 8-12) first published in the United Kingdom in 2023.

– A.M. Howell for Mysteries At Sea: Peril On The Atlantic (Usborne Publishing)
– Lis Jardine for The Detention Detectives (Penguin Random House Children’s UK)
– Beth Lincoln for The Swifts (Penguin Random House Children’s UK)
– Marcus Rashford (with Alex Falase-Koya) for The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Ghoul in the School (Macmillan Children’s Books)
– Robin Stevens for The Ministry of Unladylike Activity 2: The Body in the Blitz (Penguin Random House Children’s UK)
– J.T. Williams for The Lizzie and Belle Mysteries: Portraits and Poison, illustrated by Simone Douglas (Farshore) – WINNER!

This award is for the best crime novel for young adults (aged 12-16) first published in the United Kingdom in 2023.

– Jennifer Lynn for Barnes The Brothers Hawthorne (Penguin Random House Children’s UK)
– Nick Brooks for Promise Boys (Macmillan Children’s Books)
– Ravena Guron for This Book Kills (Usborne Publishing)
– Ravena Guron for Catch Your Death (Usborne Publishing)
– Karen M. McManus for One of Us is Back (Penguin Random House Children’s UK)
– Elizabeth Wein for Stateless (Bloomsbury YA) – WINNER!

As of 5 April 2024




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MichaelRussellThe City of GodConstable
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DanielScanlanThe ExploitHead of Zeus
LouisaScarrOut of the AshesCanelo
HollySeddonThe Short StrawOrion Fiction
VictoriaSelmanAll the Little LiarsQuercus
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JaneShemiltAll Her SecretsHarperCollins
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AlexStoneThe Good PatientBoldwood Books
LisaStoneThe GatheringHarperCollins
AmyStuartA Death At The PartyMichael Joseph
TimSullivanThe MonkHead of Zeus
SarahSultoonDirtOrenda Books
JesseSutantoVera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for MurderersHQ Fiction
JacquelineSutherlandTwin TruthsPoint Blank
JohnSutherlandThe FallenOrion Fiction
HalleySuttonThe Hurricane BlondeAllison & Busby
LeonieSwannThe Sunset Years of Agnes SharpAllison & Busby
PeterSwansonThe Christmas GuestFaber & Faber
DanielSweren-BeckerKill ShowHodder & Stoughton
VandaSymonExpectantOrenda Books
KaoruTakamuraLady Joker: Volume 2Baskerville
EmmaTallonHer EnemyBookouture
AndrewTaylorThe Shadows of LondonHarperCollins
AnnieTaylorThe Truth About HerPenguin Michael Joseph
AlineTempletonBlind EyeAllison & Busby
LesleyThomsonThe Mystery of Yew Tree HouseHead of Zeus
MarionToddA Blind EyeCanelo
RebeccaTopeA Discovery in the CotswoldAllison & Busby
RebeccaTopeThe Askham AccusationAllison & Busby
SimonToyneThe ClearingHarperCollins
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LydiaTraversMystery in the HighlandsBookouture
LydiaTraversThe Scottish Ladies' Detective AgencyBookouture
NickTriplowNever Walk AwayNo Exit Press
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NicoleTropeThe Stay-at-Home MotherBookouture
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RachelWardThe Girl Who VanishedHQ Digital
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KerryWilkinsonThe Ones Who Are HiddenBookouture
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TomWoodBlood DebtSphere
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CarolWyerA Truth for a TruthThomas & Mercer
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JuliaBartzThe Writing RetreatMagpie
M.C.BeatonAgatha Raisin: Dead on TargetConstable
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