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Category Archives: Crime Writers’ Association


Announced tonight, the winners: ●     The Best Actress Dagger Keeley Hawes, Line of Duty ●     The Best Actor Dagger Matthew McConaughey, True Detective ●     The Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Book … Continue reading

October 24, 2014

CWA Dagger in the Library 2014 Longlist

The longlist for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger in the Library has been announced on Random House’s Dead Good Books site. Click on the pic for further information. Longlist: MC … Continue reading

September 15, 2014

Shortlists for the CWA Gold, John Creasey (New Blood) and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers 2014

Announced today, the shortlists are: The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year: o The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson (Constable) o How the … Continue reading

September 2, 2014

CWA 2014 Diamond Dagger goes to …

… Simon Brett.

February 3, 2014

Press Release: Winners Unmasked at Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 on ITV3

David Tennant and Olivia Colman led ITV’s Broadchurch to four gongs at the star-studded Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel tonight. Celebrity guests including Idris … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

CWA Dagger Winners 2013 – Gold, Steel and John Creasey

The winners of these awards have just been announced at the Crime Thriller Awards in London: CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger Belinda Bauer – Rubbernecker (Bantam/Transworld) Lauren Beukes – The Shining … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crime writer Robert Barnard has died

Yesterday, Martin Edwards broke the sad news that Robert Barnard has died at the age of 76.  In his post Martin pays tribute to his friend the author.

September 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Shortlists for Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013

The following are the complete shortlists for Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.  We’ll start with the books which are the three remaining Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards for 2013, including the … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Crime Writers’ Association UK – July 2013 Dagger Winners

The first of the 2013 dagger awards were announced tonight. Ellis Peters Historical Dagger The Heretics by Rory Clements (John Murray) Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris (Corvus) The Paris Winter by … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 8 Comments

CWA Dagger in the Library 2013 Longlist Announced

And the thirteen authors on the longlist are: Belinda Bauer S J Bolton Frances Brody Alison Bruce Tania Carver Jane Casey Gordon Ferris Christopher Fowler Alex Gray Elly Griffiths Peter … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 2 Comments