The Crime Writers' Association

Debut Dagger 2019

The Firefly
David Smith
shortlisted

About The Firefly

Emma Johannessen is an ex-spy who has transitioned to regular Swedish police work. After a murder reopens a controversial cold case, Emma finds herself chasing a meticulous and inventive killer whose grim signature harkens back to the darkest period of the last century.  Soon Emma’s past and present blur together as the killer’s trail leads back to the intelligence world and ultimately into the Johannessen family’s complicated history.

 

 About David Smith

David is a lawyer and writer from Washington, DC. He spends more time in airports than is probably healthy but does not complain about the results of this practice. He has written scholarly and professional non-fiction. The Firefly is his first novel.