Meet the judges
Patrice is the author of Orangeboy, which won Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Older Readers and the Young Adults Book Prize. Her second novel, Indigo Donut, won the CrimeFest Award for the Best Crime Novel for Young Adults, and it was shortlisted for the Young Adults’ Book Prize. Patrice’s latest novel is Eight Pieces of Silva, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you’ve turned the final page…
John is the multi-award-winning author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks and Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making, in which he provides a definitive analysis of the famous writer’s techniques. John’s latest book is The Hooded Gunman, a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated survey of the 1000s of crime novels published by Collins Crime Club.
Dee runs the fabulous Crediton Community Bookshop, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Independent Bookshop of the Year Awards and is one of the best bookshops in the South West. The non-profit bookshop is owned by over three hundred community shareholders, and it runs events and outreach activities at the shop and across Devon, including talks by patrons and an award-winning schools outreach programme.