The Crime Writers' Association

Debut Dagger 2014

Garry Abson

Growing up on a North East council estate, my love of writing stories had to be secondary to getting a job and escaping. After spells as a care assistant, then having my own laboratory at ICI, I finally ended up as a freelance business analyst in Bristol, producing dry, technical documents that few people will ever read. Then I felt the itch to write fiction again, and after a couple of false starts I finished my first adult crime novel. It’s set in St. Petersburg and features the heady mixture of Russian culture, politics, and corruption that I’ve been fascinated with for many years. I loved writing it, and now the itch is a full-blown addiction.

Love Writing Crime?

Whilst there is no simple route to being published the CWA supports all new writers and our members are here to offer the benefit of their experience.

The Debuts