Three Canadian authors have been shortlisted alongside J.K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith), Stephen King, and Paula Hawkins for the CrimeFest Awards, taking place at the U.K.’s annual crime-fiction convention.
Prolific American-born, Canadian thriller writer Linwood Barclay was nominated for the eDunnit Award, sponsored by Toronto-based Kobo, for his latest suspense novel, Broken Promise (Doubleday Canada), the first in a trilogy.
Canadian-born, London-based historian and author Judith Flanders was nominated for the eDunnit Award for A Bed of Scorpions (Minotaur Books), the second titled in her Sam Clair series.
And Toronto native Alan Bradley was named a finalist for the Last Laugh Award for the latest installment of his Flavia de Luce mystery series, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Doubleday Canada).
Winners will be honoured at a gala dinner at the convention on May 20 in Bristol.