Capital Crime is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards. The awards are a celebration of the crime and thriller genre and in a UK festival first, recognise excellence in film and television as well as books. The shortlists were decided by Capital Crime’s advisory board of authors, industry leaders and reviewers, but readers will have the final say on who wins in each category.
David Headley, co-founder of Capital Crime said, ‘Capital Crime is all about the readers. With panels focused on entertaining and engaging, and events and parties that are open to all, it was only natural we give readers the ultimate say over who wins our awards.’
Capital Crime has invested in an innovative voting system which gives festival passholders the ability to decide their favourite books, film and TV series. The Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards are decided by real crime and thriller fans.
Adam Hamdy, author and screenwriter, and co-founder of Capital Crime said, ‘Amazon leads the way in technology innovation and it’s fitting that our awards make use of new technology to put the power in the hands of crime and thriller fans.’
Capital Crime festival pass holders will be able to vote for the winner in each category from today until 19 September 2019.
Hatty Stiles, Senior Marketing Manager, Amazon Publishing, said, ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Capital Crime Reader’s Awards, and excited to be part of this new festival that celebrates the crime and thriller community. As soon as we heard about Capital Crime’s innovative approach and stellar line-up, we were eager to be involved.’
The winners of the awards will be announced at Capital Crime on Saturday 26th September at a gala reception that marks the close of the festival.
The shortlist for the Best Television Show 2019 are:
Killing Eve – Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and based on the books by Luke Jennings. Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer: After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.
Line of Duty: Series Five – Created by Jed Mercurio and starring Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar. The fifth series of Line of Duty follows the actions of Superintendent Ted Hastings, D.I. Kate Fleming and D.S. Steve Arnott as they investigate an Organised Crime Group with links to missing undercover officer D.S. John Corbett.
Bosch – Created by Michael Connelly : The fifth season of Bosch premiered on April 19, 2019. The story line involves an old murder conviction, from a case Bosch worked, being brought into question and possibly affecting other past convictions and endangering his career.
Bodyguard: Created by Jed Mercurio and starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawkes. The series is set around the fictional character of Police Sergeant David Budd, a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD, who is now working for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. He is assigned as the principal protection officer (PPO) for the ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics he despises.
You – Based on the book by Caroline Kepnes : A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.