The Crime Writers' Association

John Creasey (New Blood) 2017

Chris Whitaker
Tall Oaks
winner
Twenty7

Hive Amazon

A quirky portrait of small town America with echoes of both Twin Peaks and Fargo, this tale moves between tragedy and humour at the turn of a page. The disappearance of a small child and the way it affects the myriad characters ranging from the distraught mother, the investigating cop and a gallery of outsiders is innovative and moving.