Last night (25th October) saw Melissa Scrivner Love awarded the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for her debut novel Lola. The New Dagger Award is given to the best crime novel of the year by a first-time author, and Lola was shortlisted alongside a whole host of strong titles:

IQ by Joe Ide

Gravesend by William Boyle

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman

Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic


We're thrilled to be publishing Melissa's second book American Heroin early next year. Here's to compelling crime fiction!


Find out more about the CWA Daggers.