Congratulations to Lauren Beukes, whose fantastically original thriller, The Shining Girls, has been shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for their Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for best crime book of the year.
The Judges said: “The quirky fusion of the sci-fi and crime genres features a time-travelling surreal serial-killer, Harper, whose story begins as a drifter in prohibition-era Chicago. When Harper “steps into sometime else”, murdering along the way, he meets his match in the contemporary figures of Kirby, an engaging young journalism intern, and her unlikely sidekick Dan, a burned-out sports writer. The author plays with the abstractions of time, change, decay, memory, and imagination with great assurance and originality.”
Read about the rest of the shortlist here.
Lauren also deserves congratulations for being selected as part of The Richard and Judy Book Club. Richard Madeley calls it ‘gripping’ and ‘a triumph’ and Judy Finnigan calls it ‘fresh, original, and terrifying’.
Read their full reviews and see the rest of their autumn selections here.
The Shining Girls is out today in paperback and eBook and can be bought wherever good books are sold!