Three years ago, I came up with the idea of a crime flash fiction contest to see whether anyone could pull off a great crime story in just 150 words. They could, and they did.
Our first ever winner was Iain Rowan, who wrote what is still one of my favourite pieces of flash fiction, the stupendous Search History. Then we did it all over again, and more gems emerged, like this by Debra Ramsdale.
Now it's time to knock our socks off for 2014. The prizes include a pair of weekend passes to Crimefest and other festival goodies. I'm still stupidly pleased with the strapline I dreamt up, during a fit of insomnia: "Bang, Bang. You're Read."