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


2020

Deborah Masson, Hold Your Tongue (Transworld)
Stephen O’Rourke, The Crown Agent (Sandstone)
Marion Todd, See Them Run (Canelo)
Francine Toon, Pine (Doubleday)

 

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