- Robert Scragg and Victoria Selman are shortlisted for the Short Story Dagger for their contributions to the anthology, Afraid of the Christmas Lights - 'A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas' and 'Hunted', respectively
- The Creak on the Stairs, the debut Icelandic noir from Eva Björg Ægisdóttir is shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
- Stuart Turton's The Devil and the Dark Water is shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Congratulations to all!
Also shortlisted, for a different prize, is client Sean Lusk, for the Society of authors' ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award, for his short story, The Hopelessness of Hope.
This Award is given to a short story writer, who has had at least one short story accepted by publication.
Sean's debut novel, The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley, was recently acquired by Transworld.
"Ragnar Jónasson's impeccable plotting is really a wonder of the crime genre."
A chef by trade, during the 2020 pandemic, Jon began sharing some of his recipes online and they became extremely popular, boosting his social media platforms.
In 2021 Jon made his live television debut cooking on ITV’s This Morning. Outside of cooking, Jon has spent time mentoring young people, as well as giving talks in schools and prisons.
His newest business venture is a restaurant that will focus on training young people who may be in similar situations to the one Jon was in almost 15 years ago.
Nessie has returned to Shetland after two years spent retraining as a blacksmith on the Scottish mainland. She's determined to do whatever it takes to reignite the traditional craft and prove that gender is no obstacle taking on her family's heritage.
Isla is fresh out of catering college, but she is desperate to prove she has what it takes to run Lerwick Manor's artisan café. Focused on perfecting her grandmother's traditional recipes, Isla has no time for anything else - especially not her pesky ex.
With the island's Yule Day celebration fast approaching, it's the ideal moment for their crafts to shine. But they can't do it alone - and their friendship might turn out to be their greatest creation yet...
The book will be released in eBook in September, and paperback in November this year.
Pavilion Books is to publish designer and shop owner Eleanor Tattersfield’s Lockdown Secrets, a book based on a collection of anonymous postcards sent to her during lockdown.
In the thick of the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, Tattersfield put out a call on Instagram, saying: "I'll send you a postcard, you send me a secret".
World English Rights were bought by Pavilion Books from David Headley. To read more, click here.