The winner, Barry Forshaw was announced at CrimeFest in Bristol on 20th May 2017.
The H.R.F. Keating Award is for the best biographical or critical book related to crime fiction first published in the British Isles in 2016. H.R.F. ‘Harry’ Keating was one of Britain’s most esteemed crime novelists, and a renowned reviewer and writer of books about crime fiction.