Longlists for 2016 Dagger Awards

Yesterday, at Crimefest, the CWA announced the longlists for the 2016 Dagger Awards. 

 

CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER 
DODGERS, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press
BLACK WIDOW, Christopher Brookmyre, Little Brown
AFTER YOU DIE, Eve Dolan, Harvill Secker
REAL TIGERS, Mick Herron, John Murray
FINDERS KEEPERS, Stephen King, Hodder & Stoughton
DEAD PRETTY, David Mark, Mulholland books/Hodder & Stoughton
BLOOD SALT WATER, Denise Mina, Orion
SHE DIED YOUNG, Elizabeth Wilson, Serpent’s Tail

CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 
THE CARTEL, Don Winslow, William Heinemann
THE ENGLISH SPY, Daniel Silva, HarperCollins
BONE BY BONE, Sanjida Kay, Corvus
RAIN DOGS, Adrian McKinty, Serpent’s Tail
REAL TIGERS, Mick Herron, John Murray
THE HOT COUNTRIES, Timothy Hallinan, Soho Crime
BLACK EYED SUSANS, Julia Hearberlin, Michael Joseph
MAKE ME, Lee Child, Bantam Press
SPY GAMES, Adam Brookes, Sphere
THE AMERICAN, Nadia Dalbuono, Scribe UK

CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES, Sascha Arango, translated by Imogen Taylor, Simon & Schuster
THE GREAT SWINDLE, Pierre Lemaître, translated by Frank WynnE, Quercus/Maclehose
ICARUS, Deon Meyer, translated by K L Seegers, Hodder & Stoughton
THE SWORD OF JUSTICE, Leif G.W. Persson,translated by Neil Smith, Doubleday
THE MURDERER IN RUINS, Cay Rademacher, translated by Peter Millar, Arcadia
THE FATHER, Anton Svensson, Translation not credited, Sphere
THE VOICES BEYOND, Johan Theorin,translated by Marlaine Delargy, Transworld
SIX FOUR, Hideo Yokoyama, translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davis, Quercus

CWA SHORT STORY DAGGER

As Alice Did, Andrea Camilleri Montalbano’s First Cases, Pan Macmillan
On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier, John Connolly, Nocturnes 2: Night Music, Hodder and Stoughton
Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository,  John Connolly, Nocturnes 2: Night Music, Hodder and Stoughton
Bryant & May and the Nameless Woman, Christopher Fowler, London’s Glory, Bantam
Stray Bullets, Alberto Barrera, Tyszka Crimes, MacLehose Press
Rosenlaui, Conrad Williams, The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Constable & Robinson

CWA NON FICTION DAGGER

THE GOLDEN AGE OF MURDER, Martin Edwards, HarperCollins
SEXY BEASTS: THE HATTON GARDEN MOB, Wensley Clarkson, Quercus
You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (You Are Raoul Moat), Andrew Hankinson, Scribe
A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON, Luke Harding, Faber
JEREMY HUTCHINSON’S CASE HISTORIES, Thomas Grant, John Murray
JOHN LE CARRÉ, THE BIOGRAPHY, Adam Sisman, Bloomsbury 

CWA DEBUT DAGGER
For 15 years the CWA has been encouraging new writing with its Debut Dagger competition for unpublished writers. The submissions are judged by a panel of top crime editors and agents, and the short listed entries are sent to publishers and agents. 

DARK VALLEY John Kennedy
DEATH BY DANGEROUS Oliver Jarvis
THE DEVIL’S DICE Roz Watkins
HARDWAYS Catherine Hendricks
LET’S PRETEND Sue Williams
MISCONCEPTION Jack Burns
A RECONSTRUCTED MAN Graham Brack
A STATE OF GRACE Rita Catching
THE TATTOO KILLER Joe West
WIMMERA Mark Brandi

CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER 

FEVER CITY, Tim Baker, Faber&Faber
DODGERS, Bill Beverly, No Exit Press
MR MILLER, Charles Den, Tex World Editions
THE TEACHER, Katerina Diamond, Avon
WICKED GAME, Matt Johnson, Orenda Books
FREEDOM’S CHILD, Jax Miller, HarperCollins
EILEEN, Ottessa Moshfegh, Jonathan Cape
THE DARK INSIDE, Rod Reynolds, Faber&Faber
THE GOOD LIAR, Nicholas Searle, Viking

CWA ENDEAVOR HISTORICAL DAGGER

THE HOUSE AT BAKER STREET Michelle Birkby Pan Books
A DEATH IN THE DALES Frances Brody Piatkus
A MAN OF SOME REPUTE, A QUESTION OF INHERITANCE Elizabeth Edmondson Thomas & Mercer
SMOKE AND MIRRORS Elly Griffiths Quercus
THE LAST CONFESSIONS OF THOMAS HAWKINS Antonia Hodgson Hodder & Stoughton
THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE Philip Kerr Quercus
A BOOK OF SCARS William Shaw Quercus
THE JAZZ FILES Fiona Veitch Smith Lion Fiction
STRIKING MURDER A. J. Wright Allison & Busby
STASI CHILD David Young Twenty7Books

DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY

Crime fans everywhere can nominate their favourite authors online and the ten authors with the most votes will make up the longlist. The response received last year was staggering, with 1,384 crime fans voting for 636 different authors, highlighting the extraordinary quality and variety in crime writing.

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 and is one of six highly prized CWA Dagger Awards awarded to crime writers since 1955.

RC Bridgestock 
Tony Black  
Alison Bruce 
Angela Clarke 
Charlie Flowers 
Elly Griffiths 
Keith Houghton 
Quintin Jardine 
Louise Phillips 
Joe Stein  

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