Deviant Minds winner announced!

9th July 2018

We are very excited to announce that Julian Gyll-Murray‘s novel The Bridal Party has been selected as the winner of Deviant Minds, the writing prize launched by Corvus and A.M. Heath to find a talented and previously unpublished new voice in the crime and thriller genre.

The Bridal Party synopsis: It’s the weekend of Clarisse’s bridal party, a weekend that the girls have all been looking forward to. But on the day of their flight Tamsyn, the maid of honour, offering little explanation doesn’t show up. Upset, and confused, these women try to make the most of the stunning, isolated seaside house they find themselves in. Soon, things quickly start to go wrong, and as the secrets of the house expose themselves no one’s past will remain hidden for long…

Julian Gyll-Murray, the winning author, said:

‘I am absolutely thrilled to have won the Deviant Minds competition. Having read crime fiction from an early age, it is a dream come true to be working with AM Heath and Corvus on my own contribution to the genre!’

Sara O’ Keeffe, Corvus Editorial Director said:

‘We are thrilled to announce that The Bridal Party by Julian Gyll-Murray has won the Deviant Minds crime prize. This was a unanimous decision on behalf of the judges. The Bridal Party is a pacy, unsettling and page-turning read that will make you look at hen-do’s in a whole new – and much scarier – light.’

Euan Thorneycroft of A.M. Heath said:

‘We are delighted to have found, in partnership with Corvus, such a thrilling new writer in Julian. We can’t wait for readers to discover this brilliant novel.’

Julian Gyll-Murray can be followed on Twitter: @JulianGylMurray