Cheers to our neighbour Chris Fowler, local Albert Dock resident who has just won the "Last Laugh" Award for the best humorous crime novel published in the previous year.
The award, announced at Bristol’s CrimeFest convention last weekend, was for Chris's latest novel The Victoria Vanishes, the latest book in his popular Bryant and May series.
According to the blog Between the Lines, Chris beat off stiff competition from other shortlisted authors, including Gilbert Adair, Christopher Brookmyre and Mike Ripley.
The shortlist was compiled by a panel of leading British crime fiction reviewers and the winner was chosen by a vote amongst CrimeFest delegates.
So well done Chris, we'll all now be sure to go out and get this book for our summere reading at the seaside.
Yes, I'm sure Chris will autograph your copy – just pop down to Gran Sasso on the Caledonian Road where he can often be seen having his coffee.