PLUS the ultimate treat for a crime fiction fan… Author Neil Broadfoot celebrates Deanston shortlisting by offering one lucky reader the chance to appear in the sequel to Falling Fast
Falling Fast, the debut crime thriller by Neil Broadfoot, has been shortlisted for the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award, placing him alongside some of the top names in Scottish crime fiction, including Chris Brookmyre and Louise Welsh.
To celebrate, we’re running a competition for one lucky reader to appear as a character in the second book of the Falling Fast trilogy, due out in 2015. To qualify, simply tweet why you liked the book along with #FallingFast before 31 August 2014. Neil will pick the tweet that he likes the best and the winner will see their name appear in his next book.
The winner of the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award will be announced on 20 September at Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival, which takes place in Stirling from 19 to 21 September.
Neil said: “Being shortlisted for the Deanston is an absolute honour – and totally surreal. The crime-writing scene is bursting with incredible talent and great people at the moment, and to be plucked from all those brilliant writers is a humbling experience. I’ve been a fan of Bloody Scotland as a reader for years, to be here now on the shortlist is just fantastic. Bloody brilliant, in fact.”
Falling Fast was also a Dundee International Book Prize finalist last year. From its shock opening to the final jaw-dropping twist, Falling Fast draws the reader into the world of Doug McGregor, a crime reporter juggling two stories: the hunt for a convicted rapist and the grisly death of a prominent politician’s daughter. Working off the record with insider contact and sometime sparring partner DS Susie Drummond, Doug uncovers secrets, brutal violence, drug abuse, murder – and the ultimate taboo.
The other shortlisted titles are: Flesh Wounds by Chris Brookmyre; The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes; Entry Island by Peter May; A Lovely Way To Burn by Louise Welsh; In The Rosary Garden by Nicola White.