Blog: Mid-year Shortlists for the 2012 CWA Dagger Awards

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The Crime Writers’ Association today announced the shortlists for six CWA Daggers—the awards which celebrate the best in contemporary crime writing.

The winners of these Daggers, including the CWA Diamond Dagger, will be announced at a black tie dinner on 5th July, when the longlists for the second set of Daggers —the Gold, Steel, and John Creasey—will also be announced. The winners of this second set will be revealed at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in the Autumn.

Nonfiction Dagger

  • Book:To Live Outside the Law
  • Book:DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You
  • Book:Hood Rat
  • Book:The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade
  • Book:Evil Relations: The Man Who Bore Witness Against the Moors Murderers
  • Book:The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden

Historical Dagger

  • Book:The Crown (Nancy Bilyeau)
  • Book:I Will Have Vengeance
  • Book:Bitter Water
  • Book:Prague Fatale
  • Book:Icelight (Aly Monroe)
  • Book:Sacrilege (S.J. Parris)
  • Book:A Willing Victim

International Dagger

  • The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • I will have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated by Anne Milano Appel
  • Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson, translated by Laurie Thompson
  • Trackers by Deon Meyer, translated by T K L Seegers
  • Phantom by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett
  • The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell

Dagger in the Library

The fifteen authors on the longlist for the Dagger in the Library have now been whittled down to six for our shortlist.

Short Story Dagger

  • The Golden Hour by Bernie Crossthwaite, from Guilty Consciences
  • Hixton by William Kent Krueger, from Crimes by Moonlight
  • The Message by Margaret Murphy, from Best Eaten Cold
  • He Did Not Always See Her by Claire Seeber, from Guilty Consciences
  • A Long Time Dead by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins from The Best American Mystery Stories 2011
  • Laptop by Cath Staincliffe, from Best Eaten Cold

CWA Debut Dagger

  • Death by Glasgow by Jon Breakfield
  • Easy to Die by Sean Carpenter
  • The Watchers by Karen Catalona
  • One Man Army by Bram E. Gieben
  • Beached by Sandy Gingras
  • Trick by Sean Hancock
  • Broken-Winged Bird by Renata Hill
  • Death Knell by Rob Lowe
  • Chasing Shadows by Lesley McLaren
  • The Wrong Domino by Simon Miller
  • Message from Panama by Britt Vasarhelyi
  • Port of Spain by Elizabeth Wells

Source: www.TheCWA.co.uk

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To Live Outside the Law: Caught by Operation Julie, Britain's Biggest Drugs Bust

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Book:The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade

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