Ed Wood, Publishing Director at Sphere Fiction, has announced the three titles in the running for this year’s Little, Brown Award for Crime Fiction. They are An Off-Cut Murder by Amanda Rigali, No Country For Girls by Emma Styles, and Holloway by Lucy Wood. The award, which is worth £3,000 to the winner, is judged by a panel of Sphere Fiction editors and awarded to the best graduating student on the UEA MA in Crime Fiction. The inaugural winner in 2017 was Merle Nygate for A Righteous Spy. Femi Kayode won in 2018 with Lightseekers, while last year’s winner was Bridget Walsh with The Stanhope Venus. This year’s winner will be announced on 23 November.