It is actually Sunday morning and as much as I wanted to post this earlier I found myself after the gala dinner down in the bar busy talk to various people including Janet Laurence (former Chair of the CWA), Ruth Dudley Edwards, Zoe Sharp and her husband Andy. I have therefore slipped upstairs to post this before I forget. The toastmaster at the dinner was Gyles Brandreth who was and is an excellent raconteur. Speeches were given by Tonino Benacquista and Colin Dexter.
I promised to give you the result of the Crimefest Awards and they are as follows:-
eDunnit Award Winner - Beat The Reaper by Josh Bazell (Random House)
Last Laugh Award Winner - The Day of the Jack Russell by Colin Bateman
Best Abridged Crime Audiobook: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland; abridged by Isabel Morgan). Reader: Martin Wenner (Quercus)
Best Unabridged Crime Audiobook: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (translated by Reg Keeland). Reader: Saul Reichlin (Whole Story Audio Books)
I will post some more later on today.