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Award-winning South Carolina Crime Novelist Revealed As Convicted Killer

Posted at 5:52PM Sunday 12 Jan 2014

A convicted killer, who was jailed for murdering a 23-year-old student, has won a £10,000 prize for his first crime novel after judges were bowled over by the tale's realism.

The Private Eye Writers of America panel had no idea that Alaric Hunt was serving a life sentence for the killing of student, Joyce Austin, in Clemson, South Carolina in 1988.

Hunt's novel, entitled Cuts Through Bone they impressed them with its authenticity, and sparked interest from a publisher.

Daily Mail

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