Third time lucky for CWA winner Laura Wilson

<p>Laura Wilson has been awarded the &pound;3,000 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award 2008 for her novel Stratton&rsquo;s War (Orion), after being shortlisted twice before.</p><p>Wilson&rsquo;s debut novel A Little Death (Bantam) was shortlisted in 2000, and The Lover (Orion) was shortlisted in 2004. Her win this year was announced at a ceremony last night (27th October).</p><p>The other shortlisted novels were: The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin (Bantam Press); A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr (Quercus); Death on a Branch Line by Andrew Martin (Faber); Revelation by C J Samson (Macmillan) and Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph).</p><p>The judges also released an unprecedented extended longlist of books that just missed out on the shortlist. These were Last Nocturne by Marjorie Eccles (Allison &amp; Busby); A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger (Headline); Inspector Ghote&#39;s First Case by H R F Keating (Allison &amp; Busby); and A Vengeful Longing by R N Morris (Faber).</p>