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Dagger Awards

Given by the Crime Writer's Association of Great Britain, it covers by fiction and nonfiction crime books.

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Dagger Awards
John Creasy New Blood Dagger


Don't Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli

The Big Fix by Roger L. Simon

Acid Drop by Sara George

Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal by Patrick Alexander

The Judas Pair by Jonathan Gash

A Running Duck by Paula Gosling

Saturday of Glory by David Serafin


Dupe by Liza Cody

The Ludi Victory by James Leigh

The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright

The Ariadne Clue by Carol Clemeau

A Very Private Enterprise by Elizabeth Ironside

The Latimer Mercy by Robert Richards

Tinplate by Neville Steed

Dark Apostle by Denis Kilcommons

Death's Bright Angel by Janet Neel

A Real Shot in the Arm by Annette Roome


Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

The Ice House by Minette Walters

No award

Big Town by Doug J. Swanson

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

No award

Body Politic by Paul Johnston

Gamethill by Denise Mina

Lie in the Dark by Dan Fesperman


God is a Bullet by Boston Teran

The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones

The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

Mission Flats by William Landay

Amagansett by Mark Mills

Running Hot by Dreda Say Mitchell

Still Life by Louise Penny

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Bethlehem Murders by Matt Rees

Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin


Acts of Violence by Ryan David Jahn

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash

Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

The Axeman's Jazz  (U.S. title: The Axeman : a New Orleans Thriller Based on a True Story) by Ray Celestin

Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

Love, Lola by Melissa Scrivner

Scrublands by Chris Hammer


The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood


The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Æfiasó


  • City of Ghosts by Ben Creed

  • The One That Got Away by Egan Hughes

  • The Bone Jar by S. W. Kane

  • Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

  • Three-Fifths by John Vercher