The Crime Writers’ Association

John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2024

Shortlisted


Bridget Walsh

The Tumbling Girl

Judges’ Comments
An intriguing and atmospheric story that transports us to Victorian London, and backstage at the Variety Palace Music Hall. Minnie Ward, a cockney scriptwriter and girl Friday is devastated when her best friend is brutally murdered. Enlisting the help of private detective Albert Easterbrook, she uncovers a gritty, twisty, tale of poverty, bias, and privilege.

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