2020 CWA DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTS

The Crime Writers' Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Dagger Awards as follows:

CWA Gold Dagger: (6)
Claire Askew: What You Pay For (Hodder & Stoughton)
Lou Berney: November Road (Harper Fiction)
John Fairfax: Forced Confessions (Little, Brown)
Mick Herron: Joe Country (John Murray)
Abir Mukherjee: Death in the East (Harvill Secker)
Michael Robotham: Good Girl, Bad Girl (Sphere)

IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER: (6)
Lou Berney: November Road (Harper Fiction)
Tom Chatfield: This is Gomorrah (Hodder & Stoughton)
AA Dhand: One Way Out (Bantam Press)
Eva Dolan: Between Two Evils (Raven Books)
David Koepp: Cold Storage (HQ)
Alex North: The Whisper Man (Michael Joseph)

JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER: (5)
Steph Cha: Your House Will Pay (Faber & Faber)
Samantha Downing: My Lovely Wife (Michael Joseph)
Philippa East: Little White Lies (HQ)
Robin Morgan-Bentley: The Wreckage (Trapeze)
Trevor Wood: The Man on the Street (Quercus Fiction)

SAPERE BOOKS HISTORICAL DAGGER: (6)
Alis Hawkins: In Two Minds (The Dome Press)
Philip Kerr: Metropolis (Quercus Fiction)
SG MacLean: The Bear Pit (Quercus Fiction)
Abir Mukherjee: Death in the East (Harvill Secker)
Alex Reeve: The Anarchists' Club (Raven Books)
Ovidia Yu: The Paper Bark Tree Mystery (Constable)

CRIME FICTION IN TRANSLATION DAGGER: (6)
Marion Brunet: Summer of Reckoning, translated by Katherine Gregor (Bitter Lemon Press)
Hannelore Cayre: The Godmother, translated by Stephanie Smee (Old Street Publishing)
K Ferrari: Like Flies from Afar, translated by Adrian Nathan West (Canongate Books)
Jorge Galan: November, translated by Jason Wilson (Constable)
Sergio Olguin: The Fragility of Bodies, translated by Miranda France (Bitter Lemon Press)
Antti Tuomainen: Little Siberia, translated by David Hackston (Orenda Books)

SHORT STORY DAGGER: (6)
Jeffery Deaver: "The Bully" (in Exit Wounds," edited by Paul B Kane and Marie O'Regan; Titan Books)
Paul Finch: "The New Lad" (in Exit Wounds," edited by Paul B Kane and Marie O'Regan; Titan Books)
Christopher Fowler: "The Washing" (in Invisible Blood," edited by Maxim Jakubowski; Titan Books)
Lauren Henderson: "#Me Too" (in Invisible Blood, edited by Maxim Jakubowski; Titan Books)
Louise Jensen: "The Recipe" (in Exit Wounds, edited by Paul B Kane and Marie O'Regan; Titan Books)
Syd Moore: "Easily Made" (in 12 Strange Days of Christmas; Point Blank Press)

ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION: (6)
Casey Cep: Furious Hours (William Heinemann)
Peter Everett: Corrupt Bodies (Icon Books)
Caroline Goode: Honour: Achieving Justice for Banaz Mahmod (Oneworld Publications)
Sean O'Connor: The Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury (Simon & Schuster)
Adam Sisman: The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking (Profile Books)
Susannah Stapleton: The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective (Picador)

DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY: (4)
Christopher Brookmyre
Jane Casey
Alex Gray
Quintin Jardine

DEBUT DAGGER: (6)
Anna Caig: The Spae-Wife
Leanne Fry: Whipstick
Kim Hays: Pesticide
Nicholas Morrish: Emergency Drill
Josephine Moulds: Revolution Never Lies
Michael Munro: Bitter Lake

PUBLISHERS' DAGGER: (8)
Bitter Lemon
Harvill Secker
Head of Zeus
HQ
Michael Joseph
Orenda
Raven
Severn House

Diamond Dagger Recipient: Martin Edwards

The winners for the 2020 Dagger Awards will be announced on October 22 in London.


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