M. W. Craven: The Curator (Constable)
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Stuart Turton: The Devil and the Dark Water (Raven Books)
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir: The Creak on the Stairs (Orenda Books)
Sapere Books Historical Dagger
A. D. Swanston: Chaos (Bantam Press)
Short Story Dagger
Robert Scragg: A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas in Afraid of the Christmas Lights, edited by Robert Scragg
Victoria Selman: Hunted in Afraid of the Christmas Lights, edited by Robert Scragg
Stuart Turton: Murder Most Vial in First Edition: Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books (Dome Press)
Honouring the very best in crime writing, the annual awards are the oldest in the genre with previous winners including Ian Rankin, John le Carré, Reginald Hill and Ruth Rendell.
The shortlists will be announced in May with the awards ceremony taking place at the start of July.
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We were delighted to read this fantastic review this week, for R. C. Bridgestock's most recent DI Charley Mann book, Condemned:
"Condemned is a great police procedural novel that takes the reader into the heart of a crime investigation. I’ve said it before and will say it again that the experiences of the authors from their own professions, give their books a certain edge above others in this genre. It makes for an enthralling read whilst still delivering on the thrill aspect. There are even a few unexpected surprises instore! Highly recommended."
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An assassin who kills with a single touch.
A vicious drug war on the streets of America.
Suspecting these events are related, ex-MI6 officer Scott Pearce uncovers a chilling plot to unleash a terrifying new toxin on an unsuspecting world.
When Pearce’s team deploy to fight the menace on two fronts an undercover operation goes horribly wrong, leaving Pearce in a race against time to stop this deadly new threat.
Pearce has burned the espionage rulebook, but now he is about to find out he’s not the only one who can light a fire, and his enemies are determined to see the world burn...
"Adam Hamdy has created a unique protagonist in Scott Pearce. Muscular prose, a pace that doesn’t let up and a setting that feels disturbingly close to the truth make for a thrilling read. Recommended."
"Ever inventive, ever surprising, Hamdy is fast carving a name as one of the most intelligent and gripping thriller writers of our time."
"A terrific read. Meticulous in every detail. Another classy thriller from Adam Hamdy."
"Pure adventure -- Red Wolves delivers high stakes, high octane action with a global scope and a devilish threat for Scott Pearce to face down. Thrilling stuff!"
C. M. Ewan
"A scorching thriller that will make you question where we are as a country ... and where we might be heading."
Set in 18th century London, the story follows Lillian; a young maid struggling to find her place in society, who yearns for something else. When she wakes to hears lions roaring in the distance, her intrigue leads her to discover a candlelit animal emporium – the Menagerie. She quickly begins to find her calling and befriends the exotic animals.
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“Decades spent atoning for a great wrong. Redemption that is always out of reach. A killer who won’t let go. Six is an enthralling mystery that delivers twists and thrills galore as it builds to its engrossing conclusion. A real page-turner.”
Starting last week, Woman's Weekly will be running an exclusive medieval series from Joanna Toye, author of the acclaimed Shop Girls series.
Pick up your copy from last week (14th April) and again on the 21st and 28th April to stay up to date with, The Promise.
The Hugo Awards are the premier award in speculative fiction and recognise the best science fiction and fantasy have to offer across literature, media, and fandom. To read more about the Awards, click here.