CWA New Blood Dagger winner

Crime Writers Association winner

Hayley Scrivenor’s Dirt Town (Macmillan) has won the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for debut fiction in the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) 2023 Dagger Awards.

CWA judges described Scrivenor’s crime novel—which centres on a missing child case in a rural Australian town—as a ‘haunting mystery.’

Two other Australian authors were on the New Blood Dagger shortlist alongside Scrivenor—Emma Styles for No Country for Girls (Little, Brown) and Patricia Wolf for Outback (Bonnier).

Dirt Town has been reviewed by QRC.  Click here for the review.

Winners were announced at a ceremony in London on 6 July. The full list of award recipients is published on the CWA website.

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