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 Scottish Crime Debut of the Year.

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

Judged by members of the Bloody Scotland board, the winner is awarded a cheque of £500.

In 2019, the inaugural winner was Claire Askew for All The Hidden Truths.










2019 shortlist: