The Crime Writers' Association

Gold 2021

Ben Creed
City of Ghosts
Welbeck Publishing Group


A brilliantly orchestrated and totally engrossing debut thriller set against the bleakness, terror and depravity of Stalin’s 1950s Leningrad. A damaged policeman’s investigation of several grotesque murders is hampered at every turn by the machinations of the security services in this solidly plotted treat of a read.