The Crime Writers’ Association

Debut Dagger 2021


Ashley Harrison

The Looking Glass Spy

Venetian assassins disrupt construction on Louis XIV’s Hall of Mirrors. To break Venice’s monopoly on the mirror industry once and for all, Louis sends Valère, a young Musketeer of the Guard, to infiltrate the enemy’s glassworks and steal their most treasured secrets.

Ashley Harrison is a recovering actor who recently gave up the limelight and took up the pen. His first novel, The Dysconnect (unpublished), won London’s 2019 Capital Crime New Voices Award. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their two children.

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