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The Fingerprint Awards

These are the awards where you, the crime and thriller fan, get to choose the winner.

Every year we will be featuring the best in the genre, as selected by our Advisory Board, from the year before.

 

Voting for this year's Fingerprint Awards is now closed.

Thank you to the literal thousands of people who voted for their favourite books in each category.

The winners will be revealed at our festival on Thursday 30th May live at Capital Crime.

To toast the winners in person and celebrate with the winners you vote for,

book your tickets to Capital Crime 2024 now!

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OVERALL CRIME

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. THE MURDER GAME by Tom Hindle

  2. NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell

  3. THE SECRET HOURS by Mick Herron

  4. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE by Jo Callaghan

  5. STRANGE SALLY DIAMOND by Liz Nugent

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THRILLER

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. FEARLESS by M W Craven

  2. THE SILENT MAN by David Fennell

  3. THE RULE OF THREE by Sam Ripley

  4. THE ONLY SUSPECT by Louise Candlish

  5. THE HOUSE HUNT by C. M. Ewan

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HISTORICAL

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. DEATH OF A LESSER GOD by Vaseem Khan

  2. THE SQUARE OF SEVENS by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

  3. THE MURDER WHEEL by Tom Mead

  4. THE GOOD LIARS by Anita Frank

  5. THE HOUSE OF WHISPERS by Anna Mazzola

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GENRE-BUSTING

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE by Emma Torzs

  2. THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF THE ALPERTON ANGELS by Janice Hallett

  3. KILLING JERICHO by William Hussey

  4. MURDER IN THE FAMILY by Cara Hunter

  5. THE LOOKING GLASS SOUND by Catriona Ward

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DEBUT

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. DEATH OF A BOOKSELLER by Alice Slater

  2. THE LIST by Yomi Adegoke

  3. GENEVA by Richard Armitage

  4. THE BANDIT QUEENS by Parini Shroff

  5. THIRTY DAYS OF DARKNESS by Jenny Lund Madsen

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TRUE CRIME

BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. NO ORDINARY DAY by Matt Johnson and John Murray

  2. MY GIRL by Michelle Hadaway

  3. VITAL ORGANS by Suzie Edge

  4. UNLAWFUL KILLINGS: LIFE, LOVE AND MURDER: TRIALS AT THE OLD BAILEY by Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC

  5. ORDER OUT OF CHAOS by Scott Walker

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AUDIO-BOOK

OF THE YEAR 2023

  1. THE RUNNING GRAVE by Robert Galbraith (narrated by Robert Glenister)

  2. THE LAST GOODBYE by Tim Weaver (narrated by Joe Coen, Brendan MacDonald, Peter Noble, Dominic Thorburn and Candida Gubbins)

  3. THE BEDROOM WINDOW by K. L. Slater (narrated by Clare Corbett)

  4. CONVICTION by Jack Jordan (narrated by Sophie Roberts)

  5. OVER MY DEAD BODY by Maz Evans (narrated by Maz Evans)

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