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!