The Crime Writers’ Association

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2014


Rob Evans and Paul Lewis


Published by: Faber & Faber/Guardian Books

Report of another successful Guardian investigation, by two prize-winning journalists, into the scandalous activities of a clandestine unit of the British police, whose job was to spy on ‘subversives’. They each went deep undercover for years, stealing the identities of dead people and inventing whole new lives. Even most senior police officers were unaware of their existence.

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