Welcome to the July round up of crime fiction goodies. This month we feature author AA Abbott – you can visit her website and download a free short story here.
I’m also rather excited about publication of Catherine Czerkawska’s book, ‘A Proper Person to Be Detained‘ from Saraband on the 11th.
Following on from the phenomenal success of Sandstone Press, whose Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, we continue with the good news. Allan Martin, fellow crime writer with my own publisher, ThunderPoint Publishing has made it onto the shortlist for the 2019 McIlvanney Debut Prize with his novel, ‘The Peat Dead.’ Huge congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors! The appearance of a ThunderPoint title here, however, is a further sign that independent Scottish publishers are gaining more recognition in what has generally been a London-centric publishing scene where smaller presses have been underrepresented.
As always, I’m keen to hear what you think – let me know your thoughts on the newsletter, and if you want anything added into next month’s edition, drop me a line.
Until then, be as bad as you can be!
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