You know what makes a festival even more exciting? Awards! And guess what? Capital Crime is going to treat us!
Let’s see what and who we can now vote for!
*tragic drum roll*
Were you expecting the names right away? Guys, it’s a crime festival, you are supposed to EXPECT suspense! Before we get to the shortlist, let’s find out what those awards are about…
Capital Crime is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. The awards are a celebration of the crime and thriller genre and in a UK festival first, recognise excellence in film and television as well as books. The shortlists were decided by Capital Crime’s advisory board of authors, industry leaders and reviewers, but readers will have the final say on who wins in each category.
How brilliant is this? We readers are getting the power to support our favourite in different crimson categories. I am not much for competition, but I can’t help feeling excited to be able to use my voice!
David Headley, co-founder of Capital Crime said, ‘Capital Crime is all about the readers. With panels focused on entertaining and engaging, and events and parties that are open to all, it was only natural we give readers the ultimate say over who wins our awards.’
Capital Crime has invested in an innovative voting system which gives festival passholders the ability to decide their favourite books, film and TV series. The Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards are decided by real crime and thriller fans.
Adam Hamdy, author and screenwriter, and co-founder of Capital Crime said, ‘Amazon leads the way in technology innovation and it’s fitting that our awards make use of new technology to put the power in the hands of crime and thriller fans.’
Capital Crime festival pass holders will be able to vote for the winner in each category from today until 19 September 2019.
Hatty Stiles, Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon Publishing, said, ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Capital Crime Reader’s Awards, and excited to be part of this new festival that celebrates the crime and thriller community. As soon as we heard about Capital Crime’s innovative approach and stellar line-up, we were eager to be involved.’
Let’s sum up: grab your ticket here and get voting!
The winners of the awards will be announced at Capital Crime on Saturday 26th September at a gala reception that marks the close of the festival. ( There will be blood…y awards!)
I know, I know, you’ve waiting long enough. Without further ado, here are the categories and nominees for the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards!
Jane Casey – Cruel Acts
Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death
Ragnar Jonasson – The Island
Philip Kerr – Metropolis
Ian Rankin – In A House of Lies
Steve Cavanagh – Twisted
Mick Herron – London Rules
Gregg Hurwitz – Out of the Dark
Manda Scott – A Treachery of Spies
Matt Wesolowski – Changeling
Oyinkan Braithwaite – My Sister, The Serial Killer
Lesley Kara – The Rumour
Laura Shepherd-Robinson – Blood & Sugar
Harriet Tyce – Blood Orange
Holly Watt – To The Lions
Amer Anwar – Brothers in Blood
Mark Edwards – Last of the Magpies
Alex Michaelides – The Silent Patient
Liane Moriarty – Nine Perfect Strangers
CL Taylor – Sleep
Robert Galbraith – Lethal White – Read by Robert Glenister
Anthony Horowitz – The Sentence is Death – Read by Rory Kinnear
Catherine Steadman – Something in the Water – Read by Catherine Steadman
Stuart Turton – The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Read by Jot Davies
Harriet Tyce – Blood Orange – Read by Julie Teal
BEST INDEPENDENT VOICE
Edward Carey – Little
Will Carver – Good Samaritans
Will Dean – Red Snow
Jean Levy – What Was Lost
Matt Wesolowski – Changeling
BEST CRIME NOVEL
Louise Candlish – Our House
Ray Celestin – The Mobster’s Lament
MW Craven – The Puppet Show
Erin Kelly – Stone Mothers
Ian Rankin – In a House of Lies
BEST FEATURE FILM
John Wick 3
The Sisters Brothers
BEST TV SHOW
Line of Duty
Ready, Steady, Vote!
ABOUT CAPITAL CRIME
Capital Crime is an exciting new festival that celebrates all things crime and thriller. The inaugural festival takes place this September 26th -28th at the Connaught Rooms in London. Guests include Kate Atkinson, Robert Harris, David Baldacci, Ian Rankin, Ann Cleeves, Robert Glenister, Leye Adenle, Denise Mina, Anthony Horowitz, Abir Mukherjee and many more prestigious authors.
Capital Crime offers fans unprecedented access to their favourite crime and thriller creatives. Capital Crime is a celebration of books, films and TV and the line-up is an unrivalled mix of world class talent, rising stars and newcomers. Capital Crime is a must for fans of all things crime and thriller.