I’m just back from Crimefest in Bristol. A busy and interesting weekend with some fascinating panels and discussions which I’ll write more about next time. On Friday evening the shortlists were announced for six of the CWA Daggers and I was delighted to be included in the Short Story shortlist for my story Laptop from Best Eaten Cold. A big thanks to Matilda Richards at The History Press for commissioning the anthology, to Martin Edwards who edited the book and Barry Forshaw for the foreword. Congratulations too, to fellow Murder Squaddie, Margaret Murphy, who is shortlisted with her story The Message from the same anthology. We’ll find out who has won on 5th July! Meanwhile you can find out all about the shortlist here http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/2012/short.html.