The class of Pitch Perfect 2017 have been chosen! We’re pleased to welcome:

Helen Calder (pitching ‘Singularity’)

Mark Wightman (pitching ‘Sleeping in the Tiger’s Lair’)

Ajit Panickar (pitching ‘Inspector Chatpati and the Arms of Durga’)

Sandra Kohls (pitching ‘The Waltzers’)

Francis Shennan (pitching ‘An Innocent in the Scandal’)

Nick Jury (pitching ‘The Guilt Avenues’)

Fiona Stirling (pitching ‘Fire Boy’)

M A McShane (pitching ‘The Mercy Season’)

The finalists have been selected by crime writer and founder of Bloody Scotland, Lin Anderson and leading agent Jenny Brown. The standard was extremely high this year and and the list is remarkable for books set in distinctive locations or which feature unusual protagonists. This year the expert panel who will give valuable feedback and choose an eventual winner features Jo Dickinson, publishing director at Simon & Schuster, Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher at Bookouture, Jade Chandler, editorial director for crime fiction at Harvill Secker, and agent Jemima Forrester.

Grab your tickets to Pitch Perfect HERE (Sunday 10th Sept, 12:45pm).