The Crime Writers’ Association

Historical Dagger 2024


Leonora Nattrass

Scarlet Town

Published by: Viper (Profile Books)

Judges’ Comments
It’s 1796 and it’s election time in Helston Cornwall. In the face of a dying electorate (there are only two electors left) the Mayor has created thirty new freedmen and electors to challenge the patronage of the Duke of Leeds. Someone is upset enough to murder one of the two established electors. Nattrass joyfully conjurs for the reader the passions and improprieties of the Georgian era in this very successful sequel to Blue Water.

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