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Awards: Linwood Barclay, Alan Bradley, Judith Flanders make CrimeFest Awards shortlists

Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay

Three Canadian authors have been shortlisted alongside J.K. Rowling (as Robert Galbraith), Stephen King, and Paula Hawkins for the CrimeFest Awards, taking place at the U.K.’s annual crime-fiction convention.

Prolific American-born, Canadian thriller writer Linwood Barclay was nominated for the eDunnit Award, sponsored by Toronto-based Kobo, for his latest suspense novel, Broken Promise (Doubleday Canada), the first in a trilogy.

Canadian-born, London-based historian and author Judith Flanders was nominated for the eDunnit Award for A Bed of Scorpions (Minotaur Books), the second titled in her Sam Clair series.

And Toronto native Alan Bradley was named a finalist for the Last Laugh Award for the latest installment of his Flavia de Luce mystery series, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Doubleday Canada).

Winners will be honoured at a gala dinner at the convention on May 20 in Bristol.