Congratulations to Ragnar Jónasson who last week won the Le Prix Points Par Points Award in Paris, for his debut novel Snjór (Snowblind). The Award celebrates the "best books of the past 50 years", to coincide with 50 years of Le Point.
Readers were asked to vote on their favourite crime novel and, by a huge margin, we were delighted to see Jónasson's book take home the coveted prize.
With the festive season fast approaching, look no further than Phillipa Ashley's The Christmas Holiday, which last week was included in LoveReading's November Highlights:
"A gorgeously heart-warming tale of friendship and romance in the perfect setting of the wilds of the Lake District."
Also included was the aforementioned M. W. Craven book, The Botanist:
"An addictively perfect example of a locked room mystery (or two) awaits in this latest addition to one of the best crime series around."
"So Pretty is like Stephen King on crack; the most accomplished book I've read this year. Dark, gothic as hell, and genuinely scary, Turner has managed to portray loneliness, obsession and monster-worship in one neat little package. I dare you to open it ... Oh, and that curiosity shop is the stuff of nightmares."
M. W. Craven on So Pretty by Ronnie Turner (Orenda Books, January 2023)
The debut crime fiction novel from Graham Bartlett, Bad For Good, has been shortlisted for The Crime Fiction Lover Awards 2022.
Graham's novel was released earlier this year and hailed as a "cracking debut" by fellow novelist Mark Billingham, with the Daily Mail stating that fellow Brighton-based author, Peter James "had better watch out, he has a new competitor."
You can vote in all categories here, and voting closes at noon on 30th November.