Congratulations to Deborah Masson for winning the Debut Prize with Hold Your Tongue!

The judges described Hold Your Tongue as:

‘A well written, fast paced and gritty thriller with a strong female protagonist, who will stop at nothing to find the killer.’

Congratulations to Francine Toon for winning the McIlvanney Prize with Pine!

The judges described Pine as:

‘An extraordinary novel which stood out because of the sheer quality of the writing and the dark brooding atmosphere of the remote rural Scottish village in which it is set. The book merges the supernatural with real crime in a very memorable way and brings an exciting new talent to Scottish crime writing.’  

With thanks to The Glencairn Glass, the World’s Favourite Whisky Glass and the Official Glass for Whisky for sponsoring the prize this year, and to Culture & Business Fund Scotland who have generously matched the funding.