MR CLARINET by Nick Stone  (Penguin)

‘A tour de force with brilliantly described scenes, this is taut, compelling and well-plotted, with emotional commitment, freshness and originality.’


THE LINCOLN LAWYER by  Michael Connelly  (Orion)

SWEET GUM by Jo-Ann Goodwin  (Bantam Press -Transworld)

PIG ISLAND by Mo Hayder  (Bantam Press – Transworld)

THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN by Daniel Silva (Penguin)

THE MERCY SEAT by Martyn Waites  (Pocket Books – Simon & Schuster)

CONTACT ZERO by David Wolstencroft  (Hodder & Stoughton)


Corinne Turner (Non-Judging Chair) – Managing Director, Ian Fleming Publications
Seraphina Granelli – Manager of Libertas, with a background in bookselling management including Waterstones
Michael Jecks – medievalist, writer and past Chair of the CWA
Mike Stotter – journalist, reviewer and editor of SHOTS magazine
Zoë Watkins – publications’ manager for works Ian Fleming publications
Gordon Wise – literary agent at Curtis Brown, former publishing director of John Murray