Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Specsavers Crime & Thriller of the Year Shortlist

The shortlists for the National Book Awards, now sponsored by Specsavers, have been released and the pertinent one for crime readers is:
Crime & Thriller of the Year
For a novel in this genre from a UK author which has made an outstanding impact in bookselling outlets in terms of acclaim and sales.

Lee Child - A Wanted Man
Sophie Hannah - Kind of Cruel
Susan Hill - A Question of Identity
Anthony Horowitz - The House of Silk
Peter James - Perfect People
Denise Mina - Gods and Beasts
The winner will be announced on 4 December 2012.


Kristopher said...

This is quite a list of great books. I'd have to give the edge to Sophie Hannah's Kind of Cruel but I suspect that Reacher will win it.

Kenneth said...

The Mina book is "Gods and Beasts" - but maybe that is tongue in cheek for "Gods and Men" ??? Anyway, I note that the book is not released yet but Amazon UK has an average 3.0 rating based on only 5 reviews, mostly from Amazon's Vine program. More than one reader commented "not as good as End of the Wasp Season". Interesting that it got a nomination. Ken

Karen (Euro Crime) said...

Thanks Ken, have corrected it. Sometimes a title gets stuck in my head like Camilleri's wings of the sphinx which became phoenix in my head!

Not sure of the criteria for shortlisting these...