CWA Historical Dagger shortlist

I am delighted to hear that The Jazz Files is on the short list for this year’s Crime Writers’ Association Endeavour Historical Dagger award. The Daggers are sort of the Baftas of British crime writing. The winner will be announced at a swanky dinner in London on 11 October. In the meantime Poppy Denby and I are toasting each other with pink champagne and wondering what to wear!

This is what the judging panel said about the book:

“This first entry in a new series featuring a female journalist in 1920s London is, like its heroine, buoyant and stylish but with a core of steel. Poppy Denby arrives in London from the north of England determined to make it as a journalist and gets her chance when she has to finish a murdered reporter’s investigation into the death of a suffragette. The Roaring Twenties are beautifully evoked.” - the CWA judging panel http://thecwa.co.uk/the-jazz-files/

If you haven’t already read The Jazz Files, why not remedy that now? The sequel, The Kill Fee, will be coming out on 16 September. You can click on the book covers on the right hand side of this page to buy them. Cheers!

I am over the moon to hear that my debut historical crime novel, The Jazz Files, has been longlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Crime book of the year. I’m one of 10 nominees. Totally unexpected. I’m humbled and delighted

Click here to see all ten nominees

Crime Writers’ Association

I’m chuffed to have been accepted as a full member of the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) on the back of my Poppy Denby Investigates series. I’ve attended a number of their events over the years – particularly the Crime Fest in Harrogate – but never thought I’d actually be a member. Happy face.