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Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls is shortlisted!

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,… Read More

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

Belinda Bauer wins CWA Gold Dagger

FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER: Belinda Bauer has won the CWA Gold Dagger for her novel Blacklands published by Corgi. She received the award at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2010, hosted by Marcus Brigstocke and to be broadcast on ITV3 tomorrow (12 October) at 9pm. Bauer’s début is a… Read More