It is our pleasure to announce that Linda Ståhl's crime debut The Sinner Shall Awaken, the first book in the series about DCI Reub Thelander, has been shortlisted for Crimetime's Debutant Award along with four other first-time novels.
The jury's statement: With her fluid and eloquent prose the author engages us in a skilfully composed crime plot about an urgent topic and with an interesting set of characters that is setting up for more books in the series. A very solid debut, which is both innovative and norm-breaking, and judging by the reception, we are very excited to reacquaint ourselves with Swedish crime fiction's first non-binary chief of police Reub Thelander.
Now the public will cast their vote and the winner will be revealed on the 25th of September in connection to the event Crimetime by Night at the Gothenburg Book Fair.
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