Congratulations to Tyler-James from St Michael’s Junior School, who is one of the prize winners in the Young Crime Writers’ Competition 2020. Along with a number of Year 6 pupils from the school, Tyler-James took part in a series of crime writing workshops run by B&NES Libraries, with several of the young authors also winning prizes.

Tyler-James was presented with a book and a certificate for his story The Cabin Case, a tale of revenge, set deep in the woods. It was read out to the school by crime writer Jeff Dowson.

“We felt that Tyler-James’ had been successfully adventurous with his use of vocabulary and imagery,” explained June Wentland, one of the judges for the competition. “Some of the other children’s stories also showed great imagination and evoked a strong sense of atmosphere. All of the judges had a very enjoyable time reading through all the submissions and being scared by kidnappers, magicians, killers in the catacombs, revenge and unexpected plot twists.”

The next Young Crime Writers’ Competition will launch in October 2020.