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The CWA Dagger Awards 2016 The CWA Dagger Awards 2016

The winners of the CWA Dagger Awards 2016 were officially announced on 11 October. On the judging panel for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, for a first book by a previously unpublished writer, were Lovereading's Maxim Jakubowski and Louise Weir.


CWA Dagger Award Winners 2016

Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Reader Reviewed Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2016
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The Cartel by Don Winslow
The Cartel
Don Winslow
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the war against drugs that felt suffocating and sweaty and scary....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
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Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller by David Young
Stasi Child A Compelling Cold War Thriller
David Young
Winner of the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2016. East Berlin, 1975. When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But when she arrives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
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The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre
The Great Swindle
Pierre Lemaitre
Winner of the CWA International Dagger 2016. October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2015
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CWA John Creasey Dagger Award 2016 Shortlisted and Longlisted books

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads. Is she fleeing from a misdemeanour? Is she on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2016
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The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. This witty and twisty tale of an elderly con man intent on a final hurrah when he initially goes on a blind date with a retired, wealthy woman, brings more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2016
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Freedom's Child by Jax Miller
Reader Reviewed Freedom's Child
Jax Miller
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A woman sheltered in the Witness Protection Programme for the almost justified murder of her cop husband twenty years ago discovers that one of the children she had to put...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/12/2015
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Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker
Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to revisit the web of conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/01/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Teacher by Katerina Diamond
The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A couple of Exeter cops attempt to solve the mystery of a hanged teacher which was locally followed by a whole series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
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Wicked Game by Matt Johnson
Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS past retruns...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2016
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The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds
The Dark Inside
Rod Reynolds
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. When a disgraced New York crime journalist is despatched to the rural wilderness of Texarkana, on the Texas and Arkansas border, in 1946 to report on a series of savage...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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Mr. Miller by Charles Den Tex
Mr. Miller
Charles Den Tex
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. An Amsterdam-set thriller by a Dutch author hitherto unknown in the UK, this has pace and intrigue to spare. Michael Bellicher, a business consultant accidentally stumbles across matters mysterious and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
Lovereading Price: £9.59

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CWA Dagger Awards 2016 - Winners announced!

The winners of the CWA Dagger Awards 2016 were announced at a ceremony held at The Grange Hotel in Tower Bridge in London on 11 October 2016. The winners were as follows:

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016 Award Winner

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

CWA John Creasey Dagger 2016 Award Winner

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016 Award Winner

The Cartel by Don Winslow

CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2016 Award Winner

Stasi Child by David Young

CWA International Dagger 2016 Award Winner

The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne

Diamond Dagger 2016 Award Winner

Peter James

CWA Dagger in the Library 2016 Award Winner

Elly Griffiths, Quercus

 

Click here to see the Shortlist for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger.

Click here to see the Shortlist for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

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The 2016 CWA JOHN CREASEY DAGGER 2016 FULL LONGLIST.


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Fever City by Tim Baker

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Mr Miller by Charles Den Tex

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Freedom's Child by Jax Miller

The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

 

The CWA Dagger Awards are the longest established literary awards in the UK and are internationally recognised as a mark of excellence and achievement.

 

The Crime Writers Association was established in 1953 by crime writer John Creasey. The Daggers began with what was originally known as the Crossed Red Herring Award in 1955 and have grown from there. 10 Daggers are awarded every year.

 

To find out more about the CWA Dagger Awards you may visit the CWA website by clicking here.

 

The Daggers name and Crossed Daggers logo are registered Trade Marks of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Tim Baker
Bill Beverly
Charles Den Tex
Katerina Diamond
Matt Johnson
Jax Miller
Ottessa Moshfegh
Rod Reynolds
Nicholas Searle

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