The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor has been shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award, announced at Daunt Books in London on Wednesday evening.

C. J. Tudor’s bestselling debut is shortlisted alongside other bestselling crime authors including Lee Child and Erin Kelly who have both been nominated for the CWA Short Story Dagger Award, for Second Son and Smoking Kills respectively.

The CWA Dagger Awards is one of the most prestigious annual events for authors and publishers in the crime literature calendar and we couldn’t be prouder of C.J. for being shortlisted, especially after The Chalk Man won at the Dead Good Awards.

The Steel Dagger Award is sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and is one of ten awards that will be bestowed at the ceremony, which takes place on the 25th October 2018. We’ll be championing The Chalk Man as a deserved winner!