I’m very pleased to say The Feast of Artemis has been shortlisted for Crimefest’s eDunnit Award.
The eDunnit Award is for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2013. The winning author receives a cash prize as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase. A team of British crime fiction reviewers vote to establish the shortlist and the winning title.
The Feast of Artemis is a dark tale set amongst the olive groves of almost-contemporary Greece. Featuring the inimitable Hermes Diaktoros – an unusual investigator almost as mysterious as the crimes he solves – the book’s also a celebration of the Greek way of life and especially of Greek food, to such an extent it’s earned the label ‘gastroporn’.
As usual, though, the competition for the award is tough. The nominees are:
– A.K. Benedict for The Beauty of Murder (Orion)
– Thomas H. Cook for Sandrine (Head of Zeus)
– Sara Gran for Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway (Faber and Faber)
– Elizabeth Haynes for Under a Silent Moon (Sphere)
– Val McDermid for Cross and Burn (Sphere)
– Derek B. Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
– Denise Mina for The Red Road (Orion)
– Thomas Mogford for Sign of the Cross (Bloomsbury)
– George Pelecanos for The Double (Orion)
– Anne Zouroudi for The Feast of Artemis (Bloomsbury)
Here’s hoping either I or Thomas Mogford can bring it home for Bloomsbury. If you haven’t discovered Tom’s Spike Sanguinetti books yet, do give them a try – they’re set Gibraltar and I love them.
And if you’re coming to Crimefest, see you there!
Author of the Mysteries of the Greek Detective, books with a touch of mythology set in almost-contemporary Greece, and featuring lots of fabulous Greek food.
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