Monday, July 15, 2013


The UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger Awards. were presented this evening in London. Congratulations to all!

The CWA International Dagger:
Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus)
Ghost Riders of Ordebec, by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)

The CWA Non-Fiction Dagger:
Midnight in Peking, by Paul French (Penguin Viking)

The CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger:
The Scent of Death, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)

The CWA Short Story Dagger:
 “Come Away with Me,” by Stella Duffy (from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, Volume 10)

The CWA Dagger in the Library:
Belinda Bauer

The CWA Debut Dagger:
Finn Clarke (UK), Call Time

Lee Child received the Diamond Dagger. 

The following Dagger Longlists were also announced:

  • Belinda Bauer for Rubbernecker (Bantam/Transworld)
  • Lauren Beukes for The Shining Girls (HarperCollins)
  • Sam Hawken for Tequila Sunset (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Mick Herron for Dead Lions (Soho Crime)
  • Becky Masterman for Rage Against the Dying (Orion)
  • Sara Paretsky for Breakdown (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Michael Robotham for Say You’re Sorry (Sphere)
  • Don Winslow for The Kings of Cool (Heinemann).
  • Roger Hobbs for Ghostman (Transworld)
  • Liz Jensen for The Uninvited (Bloomsbury)
  • Malcolm Mackay for The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Pan Macmillan)
  • Stuart Neville for Ratlines (Random House)
  • Mark Oldfield for The Sentinel (Head of Zeus)
  • Andrew Williams for The Poison Tide (John Murray)
  • Robert Wilson for Capital Punishment (Orion).
John Creasey
  • Roger Hobbs for Ghostman (Doubleday)
  • Hanna Jameson for Something You Are (Head of Zeus)
  • Malcolm Mackay for The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Mantle)
  • Becky Masterman for Rage Against the Dying (Orion)
  • Derek B Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
  • Thomas Mogford for Shadow of the Rock (Bloomsbury)
  • Michael Russell for The City Of Shadows (Avon)
  • M D Villiers for City of Blood (Harvill Secker).
Hat Tip: Rhian Davies It's a Crime! (Or a mystery...)

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