Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CWA Dagger Awards Shortlist

The CWA (Crime Writers Association) just announced The Dagger Award Shortlists. The winner will be announced at our Awards Dinner in October. Congratulations to All.

The Gold Dagger
The Beautiful Dead (Bantam Press) by Belinda Bauer
Dead Man's Blues (Mantle) by Ray Celestin
The Dry (Little, Brown) by Jane Harper
Spook Street (John Murray) by Mick Herron
A Rising Man (Harvill Secker) by Abir Mukherjee
The Girl in Green (Faber & Faber) by Derek B. Miller


The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
You Will Know Me (Pleador) by Megan Abbott
The Killing Game (Bookouture) by J S Carol
We Go Around in the Night and are Consumed by Fire (Myraid Editions) by Jules Grant
Redemption Road (Nodder & Stoughton) by John Hart
Spook Street (John Murray) by Mick Herron
The Constant Soldier (Mantle) by William Ryan


The John Creasy (NewBlood) Dagger
The Pictures (Point Break) by Guy Bolton
Ragdoll (Trapeze) by Daniel Cole
Distress Signals (Corvus) by Catherine Ryan Howard
Sirens (Doubleday) by Joseph Knox
Good Me, Bad Me (Michael Joseph) by Ali Land
Tall Oaks (Twenty7) by Chris Whitaker


The Endeavour Historical Dagger
The Devil's Feast (Fig Tree) by M J Carter
The Ashes of Berlin (No Exit Press) by Luke McCallin
The Long Drop (Harvill Seeker) by Denise Mina
A Rising Man (Harvill Seeker) by Abir Mukherjee
By Gaslight (Point Blank) by Steven Price
The City in Darkness (Constable) by Michael Russell


The International Dagger
A Cold Death (4th Estate) by Antonio Manzini, Tr Antony Shugaar
A Fine Line (Bitter Lemon Press) by Gianrico Carofiglio, Tr Howard Curtis
Blood Wedding (MacLehose Press) by Pierre Lemaitre, Tr Frank Wynne
Climate of Fear (Harvill Seeker) by Fred Vargas, Tr Sian Reynolds
The Dying Detective (Doubleday) by Leif GW Persson, Tr Neil Smith
The Legacy of the Bones (HarperCollins) by Delores Redondo, Tr Nick Carter and Lorenza Garcia

The Gold Dagger for NonFiction
A Dangerous Place (The History Press) by Simon Farquhar
Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro's Cuba (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) by Stephen Purvis
The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of Marriage (Text Publishing) by Anja Reich-Osang
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Bloomsbury Publishing) by Kate Summerscale
A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the End of World War II (Jonathan Cape) by A T Williams
Another Day in the Death of America (Guardian Faber Publishing) by Gary Younge

The Short Story Dagger
The Assassination by Leye Adenle in Sunshine Noir (White Sun Books) Edited by AnnaMaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley
Murder and its Motives by Martin Edwards in Motives for Murder (Sphere) Edited by Martin Edwards
The Super Recogniser of Vik by Michael Ridpath in Motives for Murder (Sphere) Edited by Martin Edwards
What You Were Fighting For by James Sallis in The Highway Kind (Mulholland Books) Edited by Patrick Millikin
The Trials of Margaret by LC Tyler in Motives for Murder (Sphere) Edited by Martin Edwards
Snakeskin by Ovidia Yu in Sunshine Noir (White Sun Books) Edited by AnnaMaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley

The Debut Dagger
Strange Fire by Sherry Rankin
The Reincarnation of Himmat Gupte by Neeraj Shah
Lost Boys by Spike Dawkins
Red Haven by Metter McLeod
Broken by Victoria Slotover




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