The short lists for the British Book Awards (Nibbies) have been announced. The complete list can be found here.
The Crime and Thriller Book of the Year short list is made up of the following books.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic Books)
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins)
How The Dead Speaks by Val McDermid (Little Brown)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Orion)
The Imposter by L J Ross (Dark Skies Publishing)
Blue Moon by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
The six authors on this shortlist range from huge crime brands which have been loved for decades, to début names. Last year saw the return of the classic murder mystery, while psychological thrillers continued to garner popularity. Indie publishers fared well in this category, using bold online and outdoor marketing strategies to build big names in this crowded genre.
Congratulations to all the nominees.