The 2023 Shortlist

Below, you will find the shortlist for the True Crime Awards, 2023. A huge congratulations to all shortlisted!

Our judges had to make extremely difficult decisions given the exceptional standard of True Crime content submitted. The judges explored research, authenticity, uniqueness, overall quality as well as the sensitivity shown towards survivors and victims - which sits at the heart of the True Crime Awards.

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  • A Psych for Sore Minds - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Gavin Fish True Crime
  • Just Thought Lounge
  • Kendall Rae - WINNER
  • Sinister Sam
  • Unmasking a Murderer
PARTNERED BY: 

  • Bodies of Evidence: The Butcher's Surgeon - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile
  • Inside Belmarsh
  • The Killing of Declan Flynn
  • The Murder of Logan Mwangi - WINNER
  • The Murder That Changed Britain

  • Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial
  • Moors Murders
  • Porn King: The Rise & Fall of Ron Jeremy
  • The Confession
  • The Ice Cream Wars - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Who Killed Billie-Jo? - WINNER

  • Dark Woods
  • Death on the Beach - WINNER
  • I am a Stalker
  • Murdered at First Sight - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Once Upon a True Crime
  • The Truth About My Murder
PARTNERED BY: 

  • Bloodline Detectives
  • David Wilson's Crime Files - Cold Cases
  • Expert Witness
  • Forensics: Catching the Killer - WINNER
  • Meet Marry Murder
  • Surviving A Serial Killer - HIGHLY COMMENDED

  • Deep Dark Secrets Podcast
  • Foul Play: Crime Series Podcast - WINNER
  • Murder, She Told - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Scottish Murders
  • The Cult Vault
  • True Consequences

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted podcasts, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Podcasts.


  • Con Juan
  • Gangster - The Story of Curtis Warren
  • Klooghless - The Long CON
  • Obscene: The Dublin Scandal - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Please Protect Abraham - WINNER
  • Sport's Strangest Crimes: The Trillion Dollar Conman

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted podcasts, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Podcasts.


  • Generation Why
  • Listening to the Dead
  • Once Upon A Crime - A True Crime Podcast
  • RedHanded - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Smoking Gun
  • The Missing - WINNER

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted podcasts, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Podcasts.

PARTNERED BY: 

  • Jamie Gehring - Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber
  • Julie Mackay & Robert Murphy - To Hunt a Killer - WINNER
  • LaDonna Humphrey - The Girl I Never Knew
  • N. Leigh Hunt - I Don't Like Mondays: The True Story Behind America‚Äôs First Modern School Shooting - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Ray Fysh - Shallow Graves: My life as a Forensic Scientist on Britain's Biggest Cases
  • Shahed Yousaf - Stitched Up: Stories of Life and Death from a Prison Doctor

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted books, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Books


  • Beyond Evil: Inside the Twisted Mind of Ian Huntley by Nathan Yates
  • Deep Cover by Shay Doyle & Scott Hesketh
  • In Two Minds by Dr Sohom Das
  • Notorious by Raphael Rowe - WINNER
  • The Hunt for the Silver Killer by David Collins - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Unmasked: Crime Scenes, Cold Cases and My Hunt for the Golden State Killer by Paul Holes

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted books, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Books


  • Dead in the Water by Matthew Campbell & Kit Chellel - WINNER
  • Deep Cover by Shay Doyle & Scott Hesketh
  • The Real Prime Suspect by Jackie Malton and Helene Mulholland - HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • The Vanishing Triangle by Claire McGowan
  • Top Girl by Danielle Marin, written with Robin Eveleigh
  • Unmasked: Crime Scenes, Cold Cases and My Hunt for the Golden State Killer by Paul Holes

To listen to the entire collection of shortlisted books, head to our Curated Collection on Apple Books