The Nightshade Cabal is a Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Finalist!

My debut novel The Nightshade Cabal has been named a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence ‘Best Crime First Novel’ award!

Needless to say, I’m absolutely trilled and honoured to have made the shortlist! Congratulations to the finalists in all categories!

The CWC shortlists were announced at the end of April. The winners will be announced May 27th.

Chris Patrick Carolan is an author, editor, and hovercraft enthusiast, originally from Glasgow but now based in Calgary, Alberta. He writes science fiction, fantasy (urban and epic), and steampunk, though he has also been known to turn to crime to make ends meet. Crime fiction, that is. His first novel, THE NIGHTSHADE CABAL, was published by Parliament House Press in 2020, and has been selected as a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence ‘Best Crime First Novel’ award. He can be found on Twitter as @cpcwrites but – consider this fair warning – it’s mostly wisecracks about McNuggets and Simpsons memes.