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A Foreign Country WINS Scottish Crime Book of the Year!

Charles Cumming has been awarded the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, for his latest spy thriller A Foreign Country. The win was announced at the closing of the inaugural Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival in Stirling.   The judges chose A Foreign Country out of 40 entries, with the chair of the panel Sheena McDonald saying that "A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming is far more than a pacy novel with a satisfactory ending. This book is exciting, imaginative and well-written. It doesn't simply tick the crime-fiction boxes – it's simply an outstanding novel."   A delighted Charles Cumming said, "It's a huge honour to win such a prestigious award in the first year of this fantastic festival." Read More

Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Nominations Announced

This week saw the announcement of the nominees in three categories for this year’s Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. CWA GOLD DAGGER 2010 Blacklands by Belinda Bauer (Corgi/Transworld) Blood Harvest by S J Bolton (Bantam Press/Transworld) Shadowplay by… Read More

Reginald Hill

Reginald Hill was brought up in Cumbria, and has returned there after many years in Yorkshire. With his first crime novel, A Clubbable Woman, he was hailed as ‘the crime novel’s best hope’ and twenty years on he has… Read More

Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is a proud Scot living in a small seaside town in the North-East of England. Always a storyteller, it was only after initially following an academic career lecturing in literature that she found her place in life and began to write creatively full-time. After much hard graft her work was short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2009. Always on the go, always passionate in what she is doing, Danielle fills her days with horse-riding, running and murder by proxy. Her debut novel Broken Silence is publishing in October 2010. Visit Danielle Ramsey's official site Danielle's Novels Who killed Sophie Washington? Early one cold November morning in the run-down seaside resort of Whitley Bay, the body of a young girl is discovered. Found abandoned five minutes walk from her home, her face has been mutilated beyond recognition. DI Jack Brady, just back on active duty after recovering from a vicious shooting incident, is on the edge. Read More

Four Daggers Shortlist Announced

The Crime Writer’s Association have announced the (multiple) shortlists they have for their annual awards. Reserved for the crème de la crème of the Fiction world they take place on 15th July and this year’s list emcompass everything from Steig Larsson’s hugely… Read More