The shortlists for the 2017 CrimeFest Awards have been announced, and we’re incredibly pleased that two Nosy Crow books have been shortlisted in the Best Crime Novel for Children category!
This brand new award category recognises the outstanding contribution that crime novels for children make to the genre, as well as celebrating the burgeoning interest of children in fiction as a whole.
And we’re thrilled that both Rose Campion and The Stolen Secret, by Lyn Gardner, and Murder in Midwinter, by Fleur Hitchcock, have been shortlisted!
Set in the glitzy world of the Victorian music hall, Rose Campion and The Stolen Secret is the first book in the gripping Campions series – it has more twists and turns than a snake charmer’s act. As a baby, Rose was left by her mother at the door of Campion’s Palace of Variety and Wonders. It’s her home, and she loves it, but she never stops wondering who she really is. When murder threats to destroy the music hall, Rose will need all her performance skills to crack the crime and delve into a murky past of blackmail, subterfuge and abduction… Here’s a look inside the book:
A tense, snowy drama that keeps you guessing until the very last page, Murder in Midwinter is thrilling, gripping middle-grade reading. When Maya takes a photo from the top of a bus, she has no idea of the trouble it will bring. The bright shop window is gorgeous but the couple arguing in front of it look as if they want to kill each other. And when her flash goes off, they look as if they want to kill her too… Then a body turns up. The police suggest that Maya should go away for a while – somewhere remote, somewhere safe. Her aunt’s farm in the Welsh mountains is the perfect place to hide, and soon it’s snowing hard enough to cut them off completely. No one can get in and no one can get out. But does that mean there’s nothing to fear? Here’s a look inside the book:
You can find the full shortlists for the CrimeFest Awards here – the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on May 21st. Good luck, Lyn and Fleur!