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Awards announced at October ceremony

By Margaret Chrystall

THE Crime Writers Association has included North writers in its newly-announced finalists for the CWA Dagger awards.

There is a nomination for Conon Bridge-based writer Shona MacLean – who will talk from 6pm tonight at Waterstones Inverness about her latest book The Bear Pit, fourth in her Seeker series.

But it is for third Seeker title Destroying Angel that Shona has been nominated for the CWA SAPERE Books historical dagger.

Professor Sue Black has been nominated for Al That Remains.
Professor Sue Black has been nominated for Al That Remains.

Inverness-raised Professor Sue Black, who was awarded an OBE for her international human identification work on mass graves, makes the CWA ALCS gold dagger for non-fiction for her non-fiction book looking at death, All That Remains.

And Scottish crime writer Claire Askew, who is coming to Waterstones Inverness, on Wednesday, July 31 from 5pm to talk about her debut crime novel All The Hidden Truths, which has had two nominations.

The book is up for a CWA Golden Dagger and also the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) award.

The winners will be announced at the Grange City Hotel, London, on October 24 – the Dagger Award ceremony often considered one of the crime writing events of the year.

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