Friday, 2 May 2008

Congrats to Len!



Declan Burke's blog sets out the recently-announced shortlist for The Last Laugh Award, which is given to the ‘Best Humorous Crime Novel published in the British Isles in 2007’. Here's the shortlist:

Declan Burke, THE BIG O (Hag’s Head Press)
Ruth Dudley Edwards, MURDERING AMERICANS (Poisoned Pen Press UK)
Chris Ewan, THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM (Long Barn Books)
Allan Guthrie, HARD MAN (Polygon)
Deanna Raybourn, SILENT IN THE GRAVE (MIRA Books)
Mike Ripley, ANGEL’S SHARE (Allison & Busby)
L. C. Tyler, THE HERRING SELLER’S APPRENTICE (Macmillan New Writing)
Donald Westlake, WHAT’S SO FUNNY? (Quercus)

Well done to Len for making the shortlist. For a humorous crime writer, being nominated alongside Westlake must be just about as good as it gets (beating him to the prize being the ultimate accolade...)

Fingers crossed for champagne at the Crimefest!

9 comments:

Eliza Graham said...

Huge congrats, Len!

Matt Curran said...

Excellent news, and congrats Len!

Aliya Whiteley said...

That's so brilliant Len! Megapodes of congratulations!

Frances said...

Very well done indeed, Len. Brilliant news!

Brian McGilloway said...

Fantastic news, Len, and very well deserved. The best of luck at Crimefest!

crimeficreader said...

Congrats Len! And good luck.

Len Tyler said...

Well spotted, Tim: I only heard myself this morning! Many thanks to you all for your good wishes and thanks to those who voted for me.

Alis said...

Congrats Len! Fingers crossed for Crimefest!

Roger Morris said...

Ooh, only just found out about this! Many congratulations, Len. Great news indeed. I shall be keeping my fingers crossed!