The Crime Writers’ Association

Historical Dagger 2024


Alis Hawkins

A Bitter Remedy

Published by: Canelo

Judges’ Comments
Oxford 1881. Non Vaughn advocates for women’s right to education, Fellow Basil Rice, sympathetic to that, is hiding his own sexuality. When undergraduate Sydney Parker is murdered Non and Basil join forces to investigate. An intriguing mystery steeped in the Victorian era. Explores sexual politics, identity, homophobia and misogyny. Memorable characters in an opener for a new series, relevant and thought provoking.

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