Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year

In 2019 Bloody Scotland introduced a new prize to recognise the quality in new talent blossoming within crime writing – the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year.

Similar to the McIlvanney Prize, Scottish roots are a must, either being born in Scotland or living there, and setting their books there.

Judged by members of the Bloody Scotland and different participants each year, the winner is awarded a cheque of £500 and a trophy sponsored by The Glencairn Glass.


2020

Longlist to be announced on Tuesday 23 June 2020
Finalists to be announced on Tuesday 1 September 2020
Winner to be to be announced on Friday 18 September 2020


Previous winner

2019

All the Hidden Truths
Claire Askew


2019 shortlist

All the Hidden Truths – Claire Askew
Black Camp 21 – Bill Jones
From the Shadows – G. R. Halliday
In the Silence – M. R. Mackenzie
The Peat Dead – Allan Martin