2017 CWA DAGGER AWARD LONGLISTS

On March 19 at Crimefest Bristol, The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) announced the longlists for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards. as follows:

The CWA Gold Dagger:
The Beautiful Dead, by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
Dead Man's Blues, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
The Girl Before, by J P Delaney (Quercus)
Desperation Road, by Michael Farris Smith (No Exit Press)
Little Deaths, by Emma Flint (Picador)
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Little Brown)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)
Sirens, by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)
Ashes of Berlin, by Luke McCallin (No Exit Press)
The Girl in Green, by Derek B Miller (Faber & Faber)
The Rising Man, by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)
Darktown, by Thomas Mullen (Little Brown)

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:
You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott (Picador)
Kill The Next One, by Frederico Axat (Text Publishing)
The Twenty Three, by Linwood Barclay (Orion Fiction)
The Killing Game, by J S Carol (Bookouture)
The Heat, by Gary Disher (Text Publishing)
A Hero in France, by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
We Go Around in the Night Consumed, by Fire by Jules Grant (Myriad Editions)
Moskva, by Jack Grimwood (Michael Joseph)
The One Man, by Andrew Gross (Macmillan)
Redemption Road, by John Hart (Hodder & Stoughton)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)
Dark Asset, by Adrian Magson (Severn House)
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly, by Adrian McKinty (Serpent's Tail)
The Constant Soldier, by William Ryan (Mantle)
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jack Serong (Text Publishing)
Jericho's War, by Gerald Seymour (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Kept Woman, by Karin Slaughter (Century)
Broken Heart, by Tim Weaver (Penguin).

CWA International Dagger:
A Cold Death, by Antonio Manzini (Tr Anthony Shugaar) (4th Estate)
A Fine Line, by Gianrico Carofiglio (Tr by Howard Curtis) (Bitter Lemon Press)
A Voice in the Dark, by Andrea Camilleri (Tr Stephen Sartarelli) (Mantle)
Blackout, by Marc Elsberg (Tr Marshall Yarborough) (Black Swan)
Blood Wedding, by Pierre Lemaitre (Tr Frank Wynne) (Maclehose Press)
Climate of Fear, by Fred Vargas (Tr Sian Reynolds) (Harvill Secker)
Death in the Tuscan Hill,s by Marco Vichi (Tr Stephen Sartarelli) (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone, by Maurizio De Giovanni (Tr Anthony Shugaar) (Europa Editions)
The Dying Detective, by Leif G W Persson (Tr Neil Smith) (Doubleday)
The Legacy of The Bones, by Dolores Redondo (Tr Nick Caister & Lorenza Garcia) (Harper Fiction)
When It Grows Dark, by Jorn Lier Horst (Tr Anne Bruce) (Sandstone Press)

Non-Fiction Dagger:
A Dangerous Place, by Simon Farquhar (The History Press Ltd)
Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro's Cuba, by Stephen Purvis (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage, by Anja Reich-Osang (Text Publishing)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury Publishing)
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer, by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury Publishing)
A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the End of World War II, by A. T. Williams (Jonathan Cape)
The Ice Age: A Journey into Crystal-Meth Addiction, by Luke Williams (Scribe Publications)
Another Day in the Death of America, by Gary Younge (Guardian Faber Publishing)

Short Story Dagger:
"The Assassination," by Leye Adenle (in Sunshine Noir, Edited by Anna Maria Alfieri & Michael Stanley; White Sun Books)
"Murder and its Motives," by Martin Edwards (in Motives for Murder, Edited by Martin Edwards; Sphere)
"Alive or Dead," by Michael Jecks (in Motives for Murder, Edited by Martin Edwards; Sphere)
"The Super Recogniser of Vik," by Michael Ridpath (in Motives for Murder, Edited by Martin Edwards; Sphere)
"What You Were Fighting For," by James Sallis (in The Highway Kind, Edited by Patrick Millikin; Mulholland Books)
"The Trials of Margaret," by LC Tyler (in Motives for Murder, Edited by Martin Edwards; Sphere)
"Snakeskin," by Ovidia Yu (in Sunshine Noir, Edited by AnnaMaria Alfieri & Michael Stanley; White Sun Books)

Debut Dagger:
Camera Obscur, by Richard McDowell
Strange Fire, by Sherry Larkin
The Reincarnation of Himmat Gupte, by Neeraj Shah
The Swankeeper's Wife, by Augusta Dwyer
Hardways, by Catherine Hendricks
Lost Boys, by Spike Dawkins
Victorianoir, by Kat Clay
Red Haven, by Mette McLeod
In the Shadow of the Tower, by Clive Edwards
Broken, by Victoria Slotover

Endeavour Historical Dagger:
The Devil's Feast, by M J Carter (Fig Tree)
The Coroner's Daughter, by Andrew Hughes (Doubleday Ireland)
The Black Friar, by S G MacLean (Quercus)
The Ashes of Berlin, by Luke McCallin (No Exit Press)
The Long Drop, by Denise Mina (Harvil Secker)
The Rising Man, by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)
Darktown, by Thomas Mullen (Little Brown)
By Gaslight,by Steven Price (Point Blank)
The City in Darkness, by Michael Russell (Constable)
Dark Asylum, by E S Thomson (Constable)

John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger:
The Watcher, by Ross Armstrong (Mira)
The Pictures, by Guy Bolton (Point Blank)
What You Don't Know, by JoAnn Chaney (Mantle)
Ragdoll, by Daniel Cole (Trapeze)
Sunset City, by Melissa Ginsburg (Faber & Faber)
Epiphany Jones, by Michael Grothaus (Orenda Books)
Distress Signals, by Catherine Ryan Howard (Corvus)
Himself, by Jess Kidd (Canongate)
Sirens, by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)
Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land (Michael Joseph)
The Possession, by Sara Flannery Murphy (Scribe)
Tall Oaks, by Chris Whitaker (Twenty 7)

Dagger in the Library (Shortlist):
Kate Ellis
Tana French
Mari Hannah
James Oswald
C J Sansom

The shortlists for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards in all the categories will be announced shortly.


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