Author Mike Ripley could get the Last Laugh

We are delighted to announce that ANGELS UNAWARE, by Mike Ripley has been shortlisted for CrimeFest’s Last Laugh Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel of 2008.

We are delighted to announce that Angels Unaware, by Mike Ripley has been shortlisted for CrimeFest‘s Last Laugh Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel of 2008.
Angels Unaware is the latest book in Ripley’s acclaimed comic crime series featuring private detective Fitzroy Maclean Angel. This time he finds himself dealing with an unexpected case, as well as a new born baby…

CrimeFest is the International Crime Fiction Convention in Bristol, taking place this year from 14-17 May. The shortlist was compiled by votes from leading crime fiction reviewers and all delegates attending CrimeFest have until the 1st of May to vote for the winning title. The winner will be announced on 16 May at the CrimeFest Gala Dinner/

Alongside Angels Unaware the other titles vying for the prize are:

And Then There Was No One, by Gilbert Adair
A Snowball in Hell, by Christopher Brook
Anarchy and Old Dogs, by Colin Cotterill
The Victoria Vanishes, by Christopher Fowler
Don’t Ask, by Donald Westlake (Quercus)

The £1,000 prize is sponsored by Goldsboro Books, and the winner also receives a piece of commemorative glass courtesy of Bristol Blue Glass.

To see what A&B authors will be speaking at the CrimeFest convention check out our May Events calendar. Or you can browse the complete CrimeFest programme here.

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