Wednesday, 2 July 2014

CWA Dagger Awards

On Monday 30th June 2014 at a dinner held at York’s Place a number of the Crime Writer Association Dagger Awards were given out.  They are as follows – (* = Winner)

The CWA Debut Dagger:
The Long Oblivion by Tim Baker
A Convenient by Michael Baker
Under the Hanging Tree by Barb Ettridge
The Father by Tom Keenan
Motherland by Garry Abson
The Allegory of Art and Science by Graham Brack
Convict by Barb Ettridge
The Dog of Erbill by Peter Hayes
*The Movement by Jody Sabral
Burnt by Kristina Stanley
Deviant Acts by John J.White
Seeds of a Demon by Anastasia Tyler
Colours by Tim Emery

The CWA Short Story Dagger:
Judge Surra” by Andrea Camilleri (from Judges, by Andrea Camiller, Carlo Lucarelli, and Giancarlo De Cataldo; MacLehose Press)
Reconciliation” by Jeffery Deaver (from Trouble in Mind, by Jeffery Deaver; Hodder & Stoughton)
In Our Darkened House by Inger Frimansson (from A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery, and Suspense, edited by John-Henri Holmberg; Head of Zeus)
*“Fedora” by John Harvey (from Deadly Pleasures, edited by Martin Edwards; Severn House)
Night Nurse” by Cath Staincliffe (from Deadly Pleasures)

The CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger:
Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders by Kate Griffin
(Faber & Faber)
*Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)
Treachery by S.J. Parris (HarperCollins)
The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (Hodder & Stoughton)
Theft of Life by Imogen Robertson (Headline Review)
The City of Strangers by Michael Russell (Avon)
The Dead Can Wait by Robert Ryan (Simon & Schuster)

The CWA Non-Fiction Dagger:
Did She Kill Him by Kate Colquhoun (Little, Brown)
Life After Death by Damien Echols (Atlantic)
Undercover by Rob Evans & Paul Lewis (Faber & Faber/Guardian)
The Girl by Samantha Geimer (Simon & Schuster)
Manson by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
*The Seige by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark (Viking)

The CWA International Dagger:
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason; translated by Victoria Crib (Harvill Secker)
Irène by Pierre Lemaître; translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus/MacLehose)
*The Seige by Arturo Perez-Reverte; translated by Frank Wynne (Weidenfeld)
Forty Days Without Shadow by Oliver Tru; translated by Louise Rogers LaLaurie (Little, Brown)
Plan D by Simon Urban; translated by Katy Derbyshire (Harvilll Secker)
Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas; translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)

Simon Brett was also formally awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger.

CWA’s shortlists of nominees for its Gold Dagger, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and John Creasey Dagger will be posted soon.

Congratulations to all the nominated authors and winners.

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