Chris Longmuir
Winner 2009
Dead Wood
Chris Longmuir
Winning writer, Chris Longmuir, is an un-published crime novelist as well as a published short story and article writer.

Born in Wiltshire, Chris has lived in Scotland since the age of two and resides in Angus. She formed a lifelong addiction to the written word in early childhood and has long dreamt of seeing her own book published.

Her short stories have appeared in ‘My Weekly’, ‘People’s Friend’, ‘Dark Horizons’ and small press anthologies, and she has had articles and reviews published widely.

Chris left school without any qualifications when she was fifteen, but obtained an Open University Degree at the age of forty and a postgraduate qualification in Social Work two years later. She has recently acquired a qualification in criminology.

Dead Wood’s main protagonist, Kara, has a debt to pay and turns to prostitution. On a job, she encounters murder victims – a grizzly find that leads her deep into a world of violence, gangland retribution and far away from her beloved children.

Dead Wood

 

 

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