The Crime Writers' Association

Debut Dagger 2017

Spike Dawkins
Lost Boys

Spike Dawkins is a pseudonym for a first-time novelist. She works in a used bookstore in Iowa City.


Pickpocket Adam Sykes teams up with his boyfriend, an unlicensed PI, to solve a thirty-year-old missing persons case. But as they get closer to the truth, more young men start to go missing.


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