The prize, which will be awarded at the Crimefest Gala Dinner on 22nd May, is awarded to the best humorous crime novel first published in the British Isles in 2009. To read more about the award click here.
Bateman has long been the crime writer’s writer of choice. Check out this endorsement from none other than Ian Rankin:
“I’ve been a fan of Colin Bateman ever since his first crime novel, and he just seems to get better and better. Not only are his books laugh-out-loud funny, but they are also guides to the changing face of Northern Ireland and Belfast in particular… In reading him, you’ll be transported to a place you’ll then want to visit for real”
Headline have three authors appearing at Crimefest: crime writing duo Michael Stanley (otherwise known as Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip) and thriller writer Matt Lynn. To find out more about Crimefest do check out their website.