The Trail

By James Ellson

A missing person enquiry leads Manchester DCI Rick Castle to Nepal.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Nominations, and prizes!

Hope you and your families are keeping well. We’re living in strange times.

Lockdown scuppered my book tour which has been frustrating, but a lot of people of course have had far worse to deal with.

However, this week has brought better news: The Trail has been nominated and longlisted for two awards.

First, Not The Booker run by The Guardian. See 

The shortlist is part determined by votes from the public – from you! So, if you have five minutes, then perhaps you could vote! The deadline is midnight on 16 August. Follow the instructions on The Guardian link – to vote you simply add your comments at the bottom of the page.

Thank you!

Second, and I can still hardly believe it, the Boardman-Tasker prize for mountain literature. See

The shortlist for this one is determined by a panel of judges so no voting required.

Hope the weather improves and you manage some sort of holiday!

Kind Regards

James X

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Anne Kitchen
 Anne Kitchen says:

Well done James, bet you and your family are really pleased, I will be sure to vote.
Love to Sarah. x

posted 4th August 2020

James Ellson
 James Ellson says:

Thanks, Anne!

posted 6th August 2020

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