The Crime Writers’ Association

Debut Dagger 2024


Megan Toogood

The Blond

As her marriage to a drug-trafficker pulls her deeper into a life of violence, Babe discovers a natural talent for money laundering that could make her dreams of escape come true. But to break free of the gang she’ll have to destroy the life she’s built and kill the man she loves.

Since graduating from an MA in Screenwriting in 2014 Meg’s work has been staged at the Southwark Playhouse and The King’s Head Theatre. Recent projects include audio drama The Grove, scripts for teen YouTube channel That’s My Story, and short film Retrospective. She’s been a writing mentor with charity Freedom from Torture and now teaches English to teenagers who struggle to attend school.

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