CrimeFest 2017 is thrilled to announce the winners of its six award categories.

The winners are:

Audible Sounds of Crime Award
WINNER: Clare Mackintosh for I See You, read by Rachel Atkins (Hachette Audio / Isis)

eDunnit Award
WINNER: Laura Lippman for Wilde Lake (Faber & Faber)

H.R.F. Keating Award
WINNER: Barry Forshaw for Brit Noir (Pocket Essentials)

Last Laugh Award
WINNER: Mick Herron for Real Tigers (John Murray)

Best Crime Novel for Children (08 – 12)
WINNER: Robin Stevens for Murder Most Unladylike: Mistletoe and Murder (Puffin)

Best Crime Novel for Young Adults (12 – 16)
WINNER: Simon Mason for Kid Got Shot (David Fickling Books)

The ceremony took place at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel to mark the climax of a convention that saw hundreds of authors, publishers, agents and lovers of crime fiction descend on the city for four days of exciting panel discussions, author talks and interviews with award-winning, bestselling crime fiction authors. Highlights of this year’s convention included guest author appearances from Anthony Horowitz, Ann Cleeves, Peter Lovesey and Martin Edwards.

Representing her fellow organisers, CrimeFest co-director Donna Moore said: “We’re delighted this year to introduce two new awards that recognise the contribution of children’s and YA fiction to the crime genre, as well as celebrating the breadth and depth of quality in crime fiction and non-fiction. We are thrilled to have such an eclectic mixture of winners that will delight both fans and newcomers to the genre.”