Crime Writers' Association AwardsGold/Silver Dagger

Given by Crime Writers' Association

Other Names: Crime Writers' Association Merged Awards, CWA Daggers
206 Works 0 Books
The Crime Writers' Association was founded by John Creasey in 1953 and it has grown steadily ever since. Its membership has increased, its range of activities has widened, its sponsorship has show more developed and its prestige has grown. It has adapted itself to changing circumstances in crime publishing and done its utmost to serve the astonishingly diverse group of writers whom it represents. In short, it has become a distinctive feature on the crime-fiction landscape in the UK. Readers and authors alike often wonder how the CWA Dagger nominees and winners are selected. The following should answer some of those questions, as well as giving a comprehensive list of all the winners since they were instituted. Only British publishers can submit entries for the awards, and the submissions must have been published in the English language in the United Kingdom within a limited period of time. The number of awards, as well as their names, have varied over the years. In part this was due to sponsorship: in the mid 1990s the names of four of the Daggers (Gold, Silver, Non Fiction, and Short Story) were expanded to include that of its sponsor, The Macallan, distillers of one of Britain's top whiskies. Since publishers can submit the same book for all relevant awards, it is theoretically possible for a historical crime thriller by a debuting author to win the Duncan Lawrie, Creasey, Historical and Steel Daggers. show less
All, Winner (274), Shortlist (959), Nominee (1), No Stage (3)
All, 2011 (7), 2010 (7), 2007 (4), 2006 (5), 2005 (4), 2004 (3), 2003 (3), 2002 (4), 2001 (3), 2000 (4), 1999 (5), 1998 (4), 1997 (4), 1996 (4), 1995 (4), 1994 (4), 1993 (4), 1992 (4), 1991 (5), 1990 (4), 1989 (4), 1988 (4), 1987 (3), 1986 (4), 1985 (9), 1984 (10), 1983 (7), 1982 (7), 1981 (7), 1980 (6), 1979 (2), 1978 (6), 1977 (6), 1975 (5), 1974 (5), 1973 (7), 1972 (9), 1971 (8), 1970 (4), 1969 (7)

Shortlist 206

The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle2011
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton2011
Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder2011
The Cypress House by Michael Koryta2011
White Heat by M. J. McGrath2011
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller2011
The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina2011
Conman by Richard Asplin2010
Blood Harvest by Sharon Bolton2010
Rain Gods by James Lee Burke2010
Shadowplay by Karen Campbell2010
The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge by Patricia Duncker2010
Still Midnight by Denise Mina2010
The Way Home by George Pelecanos2010
By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt2007
Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke2007
Brother Grimm by Craig Russell2007
Sovereign by C. J. Sansom2007
The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett2006
Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook2006
Safer Than Houses by Frances Fyfield2006
Wolves Of Memory by Bill James2006
A Thousand Lies by Laura Wilson2006
Calling Out for You by Karin Fossum2005
In Matto's Realm by Friedrich Glauser2005
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen2005
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas2005
The Torment of Others by Val McDermid2004
Midnight Cab by James W. Nichol2004
The Lover by Laura Wilson2004
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin2003
Almost Blue by Carlo Lucarelli2003
The Blind Man of Seville by Robert Wilson2003
Scaredy Cat by Mark Billingham2002
Jolie Blon's Bounce by James Lee Burke2002
City of Bones by Michael Connelly2002
Acid Row by Minette Walters2002
Dancing With the Virgins by Stephen Booth2001
Baby Love by Denise Danks2001
Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos2001
Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke2000
The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison2000
Havana Bay by Marin Cruz Smith2000
Lost by Lucy Wadham2000
Angels Flight by Michael Connelly1999
Phreak by Denise Danks1999
Staring at the Light by Frances Fyfield1999
A Place of Execution by Val McDermid1999
Dead Souls by Ian Rankin1999
Fire Hawk by Geoffrey Archer1998
A Long Finish by Michael Dibdin1998
On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill1998
King Suckerman by George P. Pelecanos1998
The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns1997
Transgressions by Sarah Dunant1997
The Reluctant Investigator by Frank Lean1997
Black Hornet by James Sallis1997
Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke1996
Death is Now My Neighbour by Colin Dexter1996
The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning1996
A Private Inquiry by Jessica Mann1996
Dark Spectre by Michael Dibdin1995
Death in the Garden by Elizabeth Ironside1995
A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh1995
The Dark Room by Minette Walters1995
A Clear Conscience by Frances Fyfield1994
Crack Down by Val McDermid1994
Black Betty by Walter Mosley1994
Tunnel Vision by Sara Paretsky1994
Dead Meat by Philip Kerr1993
White Butterfly by Walter Mosley1993
Death Among the Dons by Janet Neel1993
Von fremder Kinder Hand. by Robert Richardson1993
Cabal by Michael Dibdin1992
I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton1992
Recalled to Life by Reginald Hill1992
A Red Death by Walter Mosley1992
Dirty Tricks by Michael Dibdin1991
Play Dead by Peter Dickinson1991
Birth Marks by Sarah Dunant1991
The Fifth Rapunzel by B. M. Gill1991
Death of a Partner by Janet Neel1991
Listening in the Dusk by Celia Fremlin1990
Not That Kind of Place by Frances Fyfield1990
Rough Treatment by John Harvey1990
Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell1990
Touch of the Past by Jon L. Breen1989
Silent Thunder by Loren D. Estleman1989
A Very Particular Murder by S. T. Haymon1989
The Way We Die Now by Charles Willeford1989
At Death's Door by Robert Barnard1988
Greek Gifts by T. J. Binyon1988
Sheep's Clothing by Celia Dale1988
Under World by Reginald Hill1988
Death of a God by S. T. Haymon1987
Child's Play by Reginald Hill1987
The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore1987
Under Contract by Liza Cody1986
The Secret of Annexe 3 by Colin Dexter1986
Intensive Care by Peter Dunant1986
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine1986
Murder on a Mystery Tour by Marian Babson1985
Fete Fatale by Robert Barnard1985
Performance (A Masters and Green Mystery) by Douglas Clark1985
Head Case by Liza Cody1985
You'd Better Believe It by Bill James1985
The Elberg Collection by Anthony Oliver1985
Field of Blood by Gerald Seymour1985
A Criminal Comedy by Julian Symons1985
Our Fathers' Lies by Andrew Taylor1985
Not Dead, Only Resting by Simon Brett1984
Rats' Alley by William Garner1984
Stately Homicide by S. T. Haymon1984
Die again Macready by Jack Livingston1984
Penny Black by Susan Moody1984
May Day in Magadan by Anthony Olcott1984
Sound Evidence by June Thomson1984
Big Money by Peter Turnbull1984
Advertise for Treasure by David Williams1984
The Smooth Face of Evil by Margaret Yorke1984
Berlin Game by Len Deighton1983
The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter1983
The Danger by Dick Francis1983
The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert1983
Deadheads by Reginald Hill1983
The Twelfth Night of Ramadan by Kendal J. Peel1983
The Speaker of Mandarin by Ruth Rendell1983
By Frequent Anguish by S. F. X. Dean1982
Banker by Dick Francis1982
The Skull Beneath the Skin by P. D. James1982
The Conduct of Major Maxim by Gavin Lyall1982
The Old Vengeful by Anthony Price1982
A Shot in the Arm by John Sherwood1982
To Make a Killing by June Thomson1982
Big Bear, Little Bear by David Brierley1981
Off Duty by Andrew Coburn1981
Twice Shy by Dick Francis1981
A funeral of gondolas by Timothy Holme1981
Fiddle City by Julian Barnes1981
The Amateur by Robert Littell1981
Murder Has a Pretty Face by Jennie Melville1981
 The Bunce by Michael De Larrabeiti1980
Reflex by Dick Francis1980
The Garden of Weapons by John Gardner1980
Innocent Blood by P. D. James1980
Sweet Adelaide by Julian Symons1980
Murder for Treasure by David Williams1980
The Nostradamus Traitor by John Gardner1979
Take murder by John William Wainwright1979
X Marks the Spot by Michael Butterworth1978
Trial Run by Dick Francis1978
The Dancing Dodo by John E. Gardner1978
The Last Sentence by Jonathan Goodman1978
The Blackheath Poisonings : A Victorian Murder Mystery by Julian Symons1978
Copper Gold by Pauline Glen Winslow1978
Send No More Roses by Eric Ambler1977
The Enemy by Desmond Bagley1977
The Glimpses of the Moon by Edmund Crispin1977
Death of an Expert Witness by P. D. James1977
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell1977
The day of the peppercorn kill by John William Wainwright1977
The Man Who Loved Zoos by Malcolm Bosse1975
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case by Agatha Christie1975
The Lively Dead by Peter Dickinson1975
High Stakes by Dick Francis1975
Troublemaker by Joseph Hansen1975
Doctor Frigo by Eric Ambler1974
The Poison Oracle by Peter Dickinson1974
Knock Down by Dick Francis1974
Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith1974
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré1974
The Riverside Villas Murder by Kingsley Amis1973
The Tightrope Men by Desmond Bagley1973
The Finger of Saturn by Victor Canning1973
Amigo, Amigo by Francis Clifford1973
Slay Ride by Dick Francis1973
Mad Hatter's Holiday by Peter Lovesey1973
The Jasius Pursuit by Douglas Orgill1973
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth1972
Smokescreen by Dick Francis1972
A Long Silence by Nicolas Freeling1972
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins1972
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James1972
Ask the Right Question by Michael Z. Lewin1972
Blame the Dead by Gavin Lyall1972
The Caterpillar Cop by James McClure1972
The Players and the Game by Julian Symons1972
The Blind Side by Francis Clifford1971
Sleep and His Brother by Peter Dickinson1971
Bonecrack by Dick Francis1971
The Warsaw Document by Adam Hall1971
Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith1971
Dossier 51 by Gilles Perrault1971
The Alamut Ambush by Anthony Price1971
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall1971
The Intercom Conspiracy by Eric Ambler1970
The Sinful Stones by Peter Dickinson1970
Rat Race by Dick Francis1970
Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg by H. R. F. Keating1970
The Odds on Death by Charles Drummond1969
Enquiry by Dick Francis1969
Possession by Celia Fremlin1969
Write on Both Sides of the Paper by Mary Kelly1969
Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman1969
Hunter in the Shadows by Jennie Melville1969
The Flaxborough Crab by Colin Watson1969


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