“Lethal White” Wins Audible Sounds of Crime Award

The audiobook of Robert Galbraith’s Lethal White has won the highly competitive Audible Sounds of Crime Award at CrimeFest, the international crime fiction convention.

Narrated by British actor Robert Glenister, the fourth novel in the Galbraith’s (J.K. Rowling) Comoran Strike series faced tough competition from other popular crime novels published in 2018.

The shortlist of ten audiobooks was curated by Audible UK listeners and featured well-known names in crime fiction such as Stephen King (nominated for The Outsider) and James Patterson (nominated with Bill Clinton for The President Is Missing).



This is not the first time a Cormoran Strike novel has won this coveted award. Both The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm were winners in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The third book in the series, Career of Evil, was nominated in 2016 but lost to The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

To be eligible for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award, unabridged crime books must be first published in the United Kingdom and be available for download from Audible UK. Unusually, the £1000 (about US$1,270) prize for this award is shared equally between both the author and the reader of the audiobook.

Congratulations to Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister, and Lethal White listeners on this award!

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!