Crime Thriller The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater was crowned the winner of the inaugural UK Kindle Storyteller Award last night winning not only a £20,000 cash prize, but also a marketing campaign to support the book, access to a mentor and the opportunity to have the book translated.

The Relic Hunters is an archeological action adventure story that follows relic smuggler Guy Bodie across the world as he tracks down famous objects throughout history, with the help of his team along the way. Leadbeater, from York, has already written twenty three Kindle International Bestsellers reaching readers across the globe.

“Winning the Kindle Storyteller Award has been a life-changing experience,” said David Leadbeater. “It’s an honour to be chosen as the winner and truly wonderful to have The Relic Hunters selected against such a strong shortlist. It is thanks to my readers that I have won this prize and for that I am truly thankful. I am excited for the next chapter in my storytelling career and hopefully with the profile this prize has given me, my stories will reach more readers.”

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