We are thrilled to announce that THE KING’S EVIL by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins, 2019), THE BEAR PIT (Quercus, 2019) by S.G. MacLean, and THE FATAL PASSION OF ALMA RATTENBURY by Sean O’Connor (Simon & Schuster, 2019) have been longlisted for several awards at this year’s Crime Writers’ Association Awards!
Both Andrew Taylor and S.G. MacLean have been longlisted for the Sapere Books Historical Dagger for best historical crime novel set in any period up to fifty years prior to the year in which the award will be made.
THE KING’S EVIL is the ‘dazzling’ (The Guardian) third instalment in Andrew Taylor’s Sunday Times bestselling series, and is also longlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for thrillers set in any period.
THE BEAR PIT by S.G. MacLean is longlisted for the Gold Dagger, awarded to the best crime novel. This latest novel is the fifth in the The Seeker series, which is ‘one of the best historical crime series around’ (The Times).
THE FATAL PASSION OF ALMA RATTENBURY by Sean O’Connor is longlisted for the Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction for non-fiction works on a crime related theme, including works relating to true crime, historical crime, crime-related biography, crime-fiction literature and critical studies. THE FATAL PASSION OF ALMA RATTENBURY is ‘A case study in human frailty, jealousy and desire.’ (The Times).
The Crime Writers’ Association awards are ‘the premier literary crime writing awards in the United Kingdom’ and the oldest in the genre. The shortlists will be announced later in the year with the ceremony due to take place on 22nd October 2020.