Helena Duggan shortlisted for CrimeFest Award

A Place Called Perfect, by Helena Duggan, has been shortlisted for the annual CrimeFest Awards in the age 8-12 category.

Violet hates living in Perfect. Why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? Then Dad disappears and Violet is determined to uncover the truth with the help of the mysterious Boy. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle they never imagined . . .

The shortlist was announced in The Bookseller today, and the winner will be announced at the CrimeFest Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 19th May.

Since its publication last year, A Place Called Perfect has been named in Tom Fletcher’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Bord Gais Irish Energy Book Awards, and shortlisted in the Young Fiction Category for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. Many congratulations on this latest achievement, Helena!

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