We were delighted to hear this month that Dr Janice Allan has won the International Crime Fiction Association Book Prize with her The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction (edited with Jesper Guiddal, Stewart King, and Andrew Pepper).
You can find out more about the prize here.
You can find out more about the book here.
Congratulations to Janice and her colleagues! This is what the ICFA had to say about the book:
The introduction to The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction states that the volume wants to ‘approach the concept of the crime fiction companion in a different way’. Specifically, the aim was to couple the inevitable retrospective aspect of such a handbook with ‘an emphasis on the present’. This has been achieved admirably. While scholars and students can rely on the solid basis of crime fiction studies elucidated here, the whole volume feels fresh, relevant, and entirely up to date. Numerous and far reaching, the chapters in the book give great depth as well as breadth to the new and ongoing discussions about crime fiction. If you were to buy one crime fiction studies book this year, this should be it.