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I had some very good news this morning. I’m on a short list of four for the Crime Writers’ Association’s ‘Dagger in the Library’ award. http://thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers/categories/library/

That’s recognition enough for me, but if I do catch the judges’ eyes I will be very happy: not only for myself, but even more for the nod it will give to all the librarians up and down the country who are the main reason why I’ve been in the top 100 most borrowed authors for the twenty odd years.

The importance of libraries has been recognised since the days of Andrew Carnegie, but now they’re under threat, from budget cuts by penny-pinchers who have no idea of the difference between cost and value. They need all the help and all the publicity they can get.



Categories: General
    August 2, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Good morning
    Well done much deserved…

  2. Gail Littlefair
    October 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I am an avid fan of your best friend Skinner. My eyes aren’t as good now but I have everything except your short story on audiobooks. I have passed all the books to my friend and told her to read them in order. She will then either pass them to someone else or they will go to the charity shop. I might however ask her to take them to the Salvation Army . So, your books are being well read and I look forward to April/May when the new Skinner book comes out. Finally huge congratulations, I cannot understand why these aren’t made into TVs series or films.

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