2021 CWA DAGGER SHORTLISTS

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the shortlists for the 2022 Dagger Awards as follows:

GOLD DAGGER:(6)
Before You Knew My Name, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Little, Brown)
Sunset Swing, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
The Unwilling, by John Hart (Zaffre)
The Shadows of Men, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
The Trawlerman, by William Shaw (Riverrun)

IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER:(6)
Find You First, by Linwood Barclay (HQ)
The Pact, by Sharon Bolton (Orion)
The DevilŐs Advocate, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)
Dead Ground, by M.W. Craven (Constable)
Dream Girl, by Laura Lippman (Faber and Faber)

JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER: (7)
Welcome to Cooper, by Tariq Ashkanani (Thomas & Mercer)
Repentance, by Eloisa Diaz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
The Mash House, by Alan Gillespie (Unbound)
The Appeal, by Janice Hallett (Viper)
Where Ravens Roost, by Karin Nordin (HQ)
How to Kidnap the Rich, by Rahul Raina (Little, Brown)
Waking the Tiger, by Mark Wightman (Hobeck)

CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION DAGGER: (5)
Hotel Cartagena, by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward (Orenda)
Bullet Train, by Kotaro Isaka, translated by Sam Malissa (Harvill Secker)
Oxygen, by Sacha Naspini, translated by Clarissa Botsford (Europa Editions)
People Like Them, by Samira Sedira, translated by Lara Vergnaud (Raven)
The Rabbit Factor, by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston (Orenda)

ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION: (6)
The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion, by Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne (Faber)
The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Murders That Stunned an Empire, by Julie Kavanagh (Grove Press)
Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Picador)
The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A True Story of Sex, Crime and the Meaning of Justice, by Julia Laite (Profile)
The Unusual Suspect, by Ben Machell (Canongate)
The Dublin Railway Murder, by Thomas Morris (Harvill Secker)

HISTORICAL DAGGER:(6)
April in Spain, by John Banville (Faber and Faber)
Sunset Swing, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
Crow Court, by Andy Charman (Unbound)
Not One of Us, by Alis Hawkins (Canelo)
Edge of the Grave, by Robbie Morrison (Macmillan)
A Corruption of Blood, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate)

SHORT STORY DAGGER: (6)
"Blindsided," by Caroline England (from Criminal Pursuits: Crime Through Time, edited by Samantha Lee Howe; Telos)
"With the Others," by T.M. Logan (from Afraid of the Shadows, edited by Miranda Jewess; Criminal Minds)
"Flesh of a Fancy Woman," by Paul Magrs (from Criminal Pursuits: Crime Through Time, edited by Samantha Lee Howe; Telos)
"London," by Jo Nesbo (from The Jealousy Man and Other Stories, by Jo Nesbo; Harvill Secker)
"Changeling," by Bryony Pearce (from Criminal Pursuits: Crime Through Time, edited by Samantha Lee Howe; Telos)
"When I Grow Up," by Robert Scragg (from Afraid of the Shadows, edited by Miranda Jewess; Criminal Minds)

PUBLISHERS' DAGGER: (6)
Faber and Faber
HarperCollins/Harper Fiction
Penguin Random House/Michael Joseph
Pushkin Press/Pushkin Vertigo
Titan Books
Profile Books/Viper

DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY:(5)
Lin Anderson
Mark Billingham
Susan Hill
Edward Marston
Cath Staincliffe

DEBUT DAGGER:(5)
Henry's Bomb, by Kevin Bartlett
Holloway Candle, by Laura Ashton Hill
The 10:12, by Anna Maloney
The Dead of Egypt, by David Smith
The Dieppe Letter, by Liz Rachel Walker

Diamond Dagger Recipient: C.J. Sansom

The winners will be announced d during a "live gala dinner event" held on Wednesday, June 29, at the Leonardo City Hotel in London. (May 15, 2022)


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