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31 August 2016




The Crime Writers' Association have announced their shortlists for 2016. Ten Daggers are awarded annually by the CWA, and this year several of our titles have been included in the shortlists. Beginning in 1955, the Dagger Awards have become synonymous with quality crime writing.

Christopher Brookmyre’s Black Widow (available on Clipper CD from October) is one of four titles in the running for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year.

In the running for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, for best crime thriller of the year, is The English Spy by Daniel Silva and Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty.

Fever City by Tim Baker and Freedom's Child by Jax Miller have been nominated for the John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an award for the best crime novel by a first-time author.

Next up is the Endeavour Historical Dagger, an award for the best historical crime novel.  The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr and A Book of Scars by William Shaw were among those listed.

The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards is in the running for the Non-Fiction Dagger. This award is for any non-fiction work on a crime related theme.

CWA Dagger In The Library

Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library is awarded not for an individual book but for an author’s entire body of work.

Tony Black, author of Artefacts of the Dead, His Father's Son, Murder Mile and Truth Lies Bleeding was nominated for the award, along with Elly Griffiths author of bestselling novels such as Smoke and Mirrors and The Ghost Fields.

The winners of the Daggers will be announced at a gala dinner in London on October 11th.


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