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Hammer shortlisted for UK Dagger award for first-time authors

Chris Hammer’s novel Scrublands (A&U) has been shortlisted at the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger Awards.

Published in the UK by Wildfire, Hammer’s novel is shortlisted for the 2019 John Creasey Award for the best crime novel by a first-time author.

Other titles shortlisted for the award are:

  • All the Hidden Truths (Claire Askew, Hodder Paperbacks)
  • The Boy at the Door (Alex Dahl, Head of Zeus)
  • Turn a Blind Eye (Vicky Newham, HQ)
  • Blood & Sugar (Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Mantle)
  • Overkill (Vanda Symon, Orenda).

Shortlists were also announced in several other categories, including the Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for best thriller, the Debut Dagger for an unpublished manuscript and more. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Rachael Brown’s Trace (Scribe) was longlisted for this year’s Gold Dagger for nonfiction.

To see the full shortlists, visit the CWA website here.



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