2018 CWA DAGGER AWARD LONGLISTS

The Crime Writers Association of Britain (CWA) announced the longlists for the 2018 CWA Dagger Awards (on May 18 at CrimeFest held in Bristol, England) as follows:

CWA Gold Dagger:
Head Case, by Ross Armstrong (HQ)
The Liar, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
London Rules, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
Since We Fell, by Dennis Lehane (Little, Brown)
Sunburn, by Laura Lippman (Faber and Faber)
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (Serpent's Tail)
You Don't Know Me, by Imran Mahmood (Michael Joseph)
A Necessary Evil, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Raven)
Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic (Pushkin Vertigo)

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:
The Spy's Daughter, by Adam Brookes (Sphere)
The Switch, by Joseph Finder (Head of Zeus)
London Rules, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
If I Die Before I Wake, by Emily Koch (Harvill Secker)
Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (Serpent’s Tail)
An Act of Silence, by Colette McBeth (Wildfire)
A Necessary Evil, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips (Doubleday)
The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor (Michael Joseph)
The Force, by Don Winslow (HarperFiction)

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger:
Gravesend, by William Boyle (No Exit Press)
IQ, by Joe Ide (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Soho Dead, by Greg Keen (Thomas & Mercer)
Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka (Picador)
Lola, by Melissa Scrivner Love (Point Blank)
East of Hounslow, by Khurrum Rahman (HQ)
Ravenhill, by John Steele (Silvertail)
My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent (Fourth Estate)
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton (Raven)
Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic (Pushkin Vertigo)

CWA International Dagger:
Zen and the Art of Murder, by Oliver Bottini, tr. Jamie Bulloch (MacLehose Press)
The Shadow District, by Arnaldur Indridason, tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)
Three Days and a Life, by Pierre Lemaitre, tr. Frank Wynne (MacLehose Press)
After the Fire, by Henning Mankell, tr. Marlaine Delargy (Harvill Secker)
The Frozen Woman, by Jon Michelet, tr. Don Bartlett (No Exit Press)
Offering to the Storm, by Dolores Redondo, tr. Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garzia (HarperCollins)
Three Minutes, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, tr. Elizabeth Clark Wessel (Quercus/Riverrun)
Snare, by Lilja Sigurdardottir, tr. Quentin Bates (Orenda)
The Accordionist, by Fred Vargas, tr. Sian Reynolds (Harvill Secker)
Can You Hear Me?, by Elena Varvello, tr. Alex Valente (Two Roads/John Murray)

CWA Historical Dagger:
A Necessary Evil, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
Death in the Stars, by Frances Brody (Piatkus)
Fire, by L.C. Tyler (Constable)
Lightning Men, by Thomas Mullen (Little, Brown)
Merlin at War, by Mark Ellis (London Wall)
Money in the Morgue, by Ngaio Marsh and Stella Duffy (HarperCollins)
Nine Lessons, by Nicola Upson (Faber and Faber)
Nucleus, by Rory Clements (Zaffre)
Prussian Blue, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
The Mitford Murders, by Jessica Fellows (Sphere)

CWA Gold Dagger For Non-Fiction:
Black Dahlia Red Rose, by Piu Eatwell (Coronet)
The Story Of Classic Crime In 100 Books, by Martin Edwards (British Library)
Killers Of The Flower Moon, by David Grann (Simon & Schuster)
Blood On The Page, by Thomas Harding (Heinemann)
The Fact Of A Body, by Alexandria Mariano-Lesnevich (Macmillan)
A False Report, by T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong (Hutchinson)
Operation Chaos, by Matthew Sweet (Picador)
Rex v Edith Thompson, by Laura Thompson (Head Of Zeus)
Getting Carter, by Nick Triplow (No Exit)
Past Mortems, Carla Valentine (Sphere)

CWA Short Story Dagger:
"The Corpse on the Copse," by Sharon Bolton (from Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #2: The Body, edited by Susan Opie; Killer Women)
"The Last Siege of Bothwell Castle," by Chris Brookmyre (from Bloody Scotland; Historic Environment Scotland)
"Too Much Time," by Lee Child (from No Middle Name; Bantam Press)
"Second Son," by Lee Child (from No Middle Name; Bantam Press)
"Authentic Carbon Steel Forged," by Elizabeth Haynes (from Deadlier, edited by Sophie Hannah; Head of Zeus)
"Smoking Kills," by Erin Kelly (from Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #2, edited by Susan Opie; Killer Women)
"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit," by Denise Mina (from Bloody Scotland; Historic Environment Scotland)
"Accounting for Murder,” by Christine Poulson (from Mystery Tou, edited by Martin Edwards; Orenda)
"Faking a Murder," by Kathy Reichs and Lee Child (from Match Up, edited by Lee Child; Sphere)
"Trouble Is a Lonesome Town," by Cathi Unsworth (from Deadlier, edited by Sophie Hannah; Head of Zeus)

CWA Dagger in the Library:
(Selected by nominations from libraries) Simon Beckett
Martina Cole
Martin Edwards
Nicci French
Sophie Hannah
Simon Kernick
Edward Marston
Peter May
Rebecca Tope

CWA Debut Dager:
The Eternal Life of Ezra Ben Simeon, Bill Crotty>
The Infant of Prague, Nicole Wells>
Sharps and Flats, Chris Dixon>
Orange612, Martin Ungless>
Grabbed, Peter Lewenstein>
The Last Googling of Beth Bailly, Luke Melia>
Riverine Blood, Joseph James>
Death Be Drammed, Coleen Steele>
Original Sins, Linda McLaughlin>
Trust Me, I'm Dead, Sherryl Clark>

CWA Diamond Dagger Recepient:
Michael Connelly

The shortlists for the 2018 CWA Dagger Awards in all the categories will be announced shortly, and the winners will awarded be on October 25.


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