Costa Book Award for Best First Novel

 

2019 selection

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2019

by Sara Collins

This breathtaking debut, winner of the Costa First Novel Award, is a murder mystery that travels across the Atlantic and through the darkest channels of history. A brilliant, searing depiction of race, class,...


2014 selection

Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity,...