The Crime Writers' Association

Debut Dagger 2014

Tim Emery
Colours
shortlisted

Tim stumbled into IT where for 25 years he worked in many different business areas, realising – he could have been an accountant; an engineer; a planner; a … then he won an award for an essay on the future use of electricity. Even though he can’t wire a plug without instructions, the award was presented by the Secretary of State for Energy. So, he started training to teach Maths …then he won an award for an essay on ‘Teachers of Tomorrow’. The penny finally dropped and he has been looking for it ever since.

Colours: The Colour of Guilt is the first in a series featuring a detective who is being retired from the force when an attempt on his life leaves him with epilepsy and colour synaesthesia.