Saturday 22 April 2023

2023 CWA Dagger Longlists


The Gold Dagger

Oxblood by Tom Benn

Shoot the Moonlight Out by William Boyle

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

The Kingdoms of the Savannah by George Dawes Green

The Lost Man of Bombay by Vaseem Khan

The Bookseller of Inverness by SG Maclean

A Killing in November by Simon Mason

The Clockwork Girl by Anna Mazzola 

The Winter Guest by William Ryan 

A Killing Rain by Faye Snowdon

The Bone Road by NE Solomons 

The Silent Brother by Simon Van der Velde

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Opera by Julie Anderson

A Kiss After Dying by Ashok Banker

Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay

Seventeen by John Brownlow

The Match by Harlan Coben

The Botanist by MW Craven

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

Alias Emma by Ava Glass

A Loyal Traitor by Tim Glister

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka

May God Forgive by Alan Parks

The ILP John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

A Good Day to Die by Amen Alonge

Better the Blood by Michael Bennett

Breaking by Amanda Cassidy 

Don't Know Tough by Eli Cranor

The Local by Joey Hartstone

The Truth Will Out by Rosemary Hennigan 

London in Black by Jack Lutz 

Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor

No Country for Girls by Emma Styles

Nobody But Us by Laure Van Rensburg

Outback by Patricia Wolf

The Partisan by Patrick Worrall

The Historical Dagger

The Darkest Sin by DV Bishop

Blackstone Fell by Martin Edwards

Two Storm Wood by Philip Gray

The Lost Diary of Samuel Pepys by Jack Jewers

The Bookseller of Inverness by SG MacLean

The Clockwork Girl by Anna Mazzola

Death at the Dolphin by Gretta Mulrooney

The Homes by JB Mylet

The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagendra

Blue Water by Leonora Nattrass

Hear No Evil by Sarah Smith

The Mushroom Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu

The ALCS Dagger for Non Fiction

The Poisonous Solicitor by Stephen Bates

Dead in the Water by Matthew Campbell & Kit Chellel

What We Fear Most by Ben Cave

Scandal at Dolphin Square by Simon Danczuk & Daniel Smith

The Life of Crime by Martin Edwards

Unlawful Killings by Wendy Joseph

Tremors In The Blood by Amit Katwala

To Hunt a Killer by Julie Mackay & Robert Murphy

The Real Special Relationship by Michael Smith

The Life Inside by Andy West

About A Son by David Whitehouse

Stitched Up by Shahed Yousaf

The Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger

Good Reasons to Die, by Morgan Audic (tr Sam Taylor)

The Red Notebook, by Michel Bussi (tr Vineet Lal)

Even the Darkest Night by Javier Cercas (tr Anne Mclean)

Bad Kids by Zijin Chen, (tr Michelle Deeter)

Impossible, by Erri De Luca (tr NS Thompson) 

Femicide by Pascal Engman (tr Michael Gallagher)

The Bleeding by Johana Gustawsson (tr David Warriner) 

The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock (tr Tara Chace) 

The Anomaly by Herv√© Le Tellier (tr Adriana Hunter) 

The Dark Flood by Deon Meyer (tr KL Seggers) 

The Tattoo Murder by Akimitsu Takagi (tr Deborah Boehm)

Lady Joker by Kaoru Takamura (tr Allison Markin Powell & Marie Iida)

The Short Story Dagger

The Disappearance by Leigh Bardugo - In ‘Marple’ 

The Tears of Venus by Victoria and Delilah Dowd - In ‘Unlocked’ 

Strawberry Moon by John Grisham – In ‘Sparring Partners

Clout Chaser by Rachel Howzell Hall

The Beautiful Game by Sanjida Kay 

Paradise Lost by Abir Mukherjee

Death In Darjeeling by Vaseem Khan – In ‘The Perfect Crime’ 

Just One More by Laura Lippman – In ‘Seasonal Work & Other Killer Stories

Auld Bride by Judith O'Reilly – In ‘Gone’ 

The Lake House by Ferdinand von Schirach - In ‘Punishment’ (tr: Katharina Hall) 

Runaway Blues by C J Tudor – In ‘A Sliver of Darkness’ 

Cast A Long Shadow by Hazell Ward – In ‘Cast A Long Shadow

Dagger for the Best Mystery and Crime Publisher

Bitter Lemon Press 



Harper Fiction 

Hodder & Stoughton 


Michael Joseph 


Pushkin Vertigo 


Simon & Schuster 


Dagger in The Library

Ben Aaronovitch    

Sophie Hannah 

Mick Herron  

Erin Kelly  

Angela Marsons  

Brian McGilloway 

Tim Weaver

Congratulations to all the nominated authors.  The Shortlists will be announced on Friday 12 May at the  Crime Writer's Association Dagger Reception announcement which is due to take place at CrimeFest.

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