Crime Writers’ Association – Daggers

Diamond Dagger

Winner 2022

C.J. Sansom

Gold Dagger

Debut Dagger

Shortlist

  • Before You Knew My Name, Jacqueline Bublitz
  • Sunset Swing, Ray Celestin
  • Razorblade Tears, SA Cosby
  • The Unwilling, John Hart
  • The Shadows of Men, Abir Mukherjee
  • The Trawlerman, William Shaw

Shortlist

  • Henry’s Bomb, Kevin Bartlett
  • Holloway Castle, Laura Ashton Hill
  • The 10:12, Anna Maloney
  • The Dead of Egypt, David Smith
  • The Dieppe Letters, Liz Rachel Walker

Longlist

  • Next of Kin by Kia Abdullah
  • The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict
  • Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham
  • City of Vengeance by DV Bishop
  • Before You Knew my Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
  • Sunset Swing by Ray Celestin
  • Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby
  • The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean
  • The House Uptown by Melissa Ginsburg
  • The Unwilling by John Hart
  • A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
  • Lightseekers by Femi Kayode
  • I Know What I Saw by Imran Mahmood
  • The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee
  • The Killing Hills by Chris Offutt
  • The Stoning by Peter Papathanasiou
  • The Trawlerman by William Shaw
  • Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps
  • Brazilian Psycho by Joe Thomas
  • Henry’s Bomb by Kevin Bartlett
  • Lufkin, Texas by Katherine Futers
  • Holloway Castle by Laura Aston Hill
  • The 10:12 by Anna Maloney
  • The Mercy Seat bu Rachel Nixon
  • The Two Murders at Manor Park by Elizabeth Opalka
  • Blood Caste by Shylashri Shankar
  • Dead Reckoning by Jennifer Slee and Jessica Slee
  • The Dead of Egypt by David Smith
  • The Dieppe Letters by Liz Rachel Walker

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

John Creasey New Blood Dagger

Shortlist

  • Find You First, Linwood Barclay
  • The Pact, Sharon Bolton
  • The Devil’s Advocate, Steve Cavanagh
  • Razorblade Tears, SA Cosby
  • Dead Ground, MW Craven
  • Dream Girl, Laura Lippman

Shortlist

  • Welcome to Cooper, Tariq Ashkanani
  • Repentance, Eloísa Díaz
  • The Mash House, Alan Gillespie
  • The Appeal, Janice Hallett
  • Where Ravens Roost, Karin Nordin
  • How to Kidnap the Rich, Rahul Raina
  • Waking the Tiger, Mark Wightman

Longlist

  • A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames
  • Find you First by Linwood Barclay
  • Exit by Belinda Nauer
  • The Pact by Sharon Bolton
  • The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavannah
  • Sunset Swing by Ray Celestin
  • Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby
  • Dead Ground by MW Craven
  • The Plot by Jean Hanff Koreitz
  • Dream Girl by Laura Lippman
  • Rizzio by Denise Mina
  • The Lonely Ones by Hakan Nesser
  • Welcome to Cooper by Tariq Ashkanani
  • Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan
  • Repentance by Eloise
  • The Mash House by Alan Gillespie
  • Raft of Stars by J Graff
  • The Appeal by Janice Hallett
  • Falling by TJ Newman
  • Where Ravens Roost by Karin Norden
  • The Stoning by Peter Papthanasiou
  • How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina
  • A Mumbai Murder mystery by Meeti Shroff-Shah
  • Waking the Tiger by Mark Wightman

Crime Fiction in Translation

Historical Dagger

Shortlist

  • Hotel Cartagena, Simone Buchholz translated by Rachel Ward
  • Bullet Train, Kōtarō Isaka translated by Sam Malissa
  • Oxygen, Sacha Naspini translated by Clarissa Botsford
  • People Like Them, Samira Sedira translated by Lara Vergnaud
  • The Rabbit Factor, Antti Tuomainen translated by David Hackston

Shortlist

  • April in Spain, John Banville
  • Sunset Swing, Ray Celestin
  • Crow Court, Andy Charman
  • Not One of Us, Alis Hawkins
  • Edge of the Grave, Robbie Morrison
  • A Corruption of Blood, Ambrose Parry

Longlist

  • Girls who Lie by Eva Bjorg Aegisdottir Translated by Victoria Cribb
  • Hotel Cartegna by Simone Bucholz Translated by Rachel Ward
  • Riccardina by Andrea Camilleri Translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • Seat 7A by Sebastian Fitzek Translated by Steve Anderson
  • Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka Translated by Sam Malissa
  • Heatwave by Victor Jestin Translated by Sam Taylor
  • Oxygen by Sacha Naspini Translated by Clarissa Botsford
  • People Like Them by Samira Sedira Translated by Lara Vernguad
  • The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen Translated by David Hackston
  • The Scorpion’s Head by Hilde Vandermeeren Translated by Laura Watkinson
  • April In Spain by John Banville
  • City of Vengeance by DV Bishop
  • Sunset Swing by Ray Celestin
  • Crow Court by Andy Charman
  • Not One of Us by Alis Hawkins
  • The Drowned City by KJ Maitland
  • Where God Does Not Walk by Luke McCallin
  • Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison
  • A Corruption of Blod by Ambrose Parry
  • Blackout by Simon Scarrow
  • The Royal Secret by Andrew Taylor
  • The Canonball Tree Mystery by Ovida Yu