The CWA Gold Dagger

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)

Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin (Mantle)

The Girl Before by J P Delaney (Quercus)

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith (No Exit Press)

Little Deaths by Emma Flint (Picador)

The Dry by Jane Harper (Little Brown)

Spook Street by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)

Sirens by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)

Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin) No Exit Press

The Girl in Green by Derek B Miller (Faber & Faber)

The Rising Man by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)

Darktown by Thomas Mullen (Little Brown)

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Endeavour Historical Dagger

The Devil’s Feast by M J Carter (Fig Tree)

The Coroner’s Daughter by Andrew Hughes (Doubleday Ireland)

The Black Friar By S G MacLean (Quercus)

The Ashes of Berlin by Luke McCallin (No Exit Press)

The Long Drop by Denise Mina (Harvil Secker)

The Rising Man by Abir Muckerjee (Harvil Secker)

Darktown by Thomas Mullen (Little Brown)

By Gaslight by Steven Price (Point Blank)

The City in Darkness by Michael Russell (Constable)

Dark Asylum by E S Thomson (Constable)

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John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

The Watcher by Ross Armstrong (Mira)

The Pictures by Guy Bolton (Point Blank)

What You Don’t Know by JoAnn Chaney (Mantle)

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (Trapeze)

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg (Faber & Faber)

Epiphany Jones by Michael Grothaus (Orenda Books)

Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard (Corvus)

Himself by Jess Kidd (Canongate)

Sirens by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land (Michael Joseph)

The Possession by Sara Flannery Murphy (Scribe)

Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker (Twenty 7)

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The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)

Kill The Next One by Frederico Axat (Text Publishing)

The Twenty Three by Linwood Barclay (Orion Fiction)

The Killing Game by J S Carol (Bookouture)

The Heat by Gary Disher (Text Publishing)

A Hero in France by Alan Furst (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

We Go Around in the Night Consumed by Fire by Jules Grant (Myriad Editions)

Moskva by Jack Grimwood (Michael Joseph)

The One Man by Andrew Gross (Macmillan)

Redemption Road by John Hart (Hodder & Stoughton)

Spook Street by Mick Herron (John Murray Publishers)

Dark Asset by Adrian Magson (Severn House)

Police at the Station and the don’t look Friendly by Adrian McKinty (Serpent’s Tail)

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan (Mantle)

The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jack Serong (Text Publishing)

Jericho’s War by Gerald Seymour (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter (Century)

Broken Heart by Tim Weaver (Penguin)

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CWA International Dagger

A Cold Death by Antonio Manzini (Tr Anthony Shugaar) (4th Estate)

A Fine Line by Gianrico Carofiglio (Tr by Howard Curtis) (Bitter Lemon Press)

A Voice in the Dark by Andrea Camilleri (Tr Stephen Sartarelli) (Mantle)

Blackout by Marc Elsberg (Tr Marshall Yarborough) (Black Swan)

Blood Wedding by Pierre Lemaitre (Tr Frank Wynne) (Maclehose Press)

Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas (Tr Sian Reynolds) (Harvill Secker)

Death in the Tuscan Hills by Marco Vichi (Tr Stephen Sartarelli) (Hodder & Stoughton)

The Bastards of Pizzofalcone by Maurizio De Giovanni (Tr Anthony Shugaar) (Europa Editions)

The Dying Detective by Leif G W Persson (Tr Neil Smith) (Doubleday)

The Legacy of The Bones by Dolores Redondo (Tr Nick Caister & Lorenza Garcia) (Harper Fiction)

When It Grows Dark by Jorn Lier Horst (Tr Anne Bruce) (Sandstone Press)

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Non-Fiction Dagger

A Dangerous Place by Simon Farquhar (The History Press Ltd)

Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro’s Cuba by Stephen Purvis (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage by Anja Reich-Osang (Text Publishing)

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims (Bloomsbury Publishing)

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury Publishing)

A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice at the End of World War II by A. T. Williams (Jonathan Cape)

The Ice Age: A Journey into Crystal-Meth Addiction by Luke Williams (Scribe Publications)

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge (Guardian Faber Publishing)

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Short Story Dagger

The Assassination by Leye Adenle in Sunshine Noir Edited by Anna Maria Alfieri & Michael Stanley (White Sun Books)

Murder and its Motives by Martin Edwards in Motives for Murder Edited by Martin Edwards (Sphere)

Alive or Dead by Michael Jecks in Motives for Murder Edited by Martin Edwards (Sphere)

The Super Recogniser of Vik by Michael Ridpath in Motives for Murder Edited by Martin Edwards (Sphere)

What You Were Fighting For by James Sallis in The Highway Kind Edited by Patrick Millikin (Mulholland Books)

The Trials of Margaret by LC Tyler in Motives for Murder Edited by Martin Edwards (Sphere)

Snakeskin by Ovidia Yu in Sunshine Noir Edited by AnnaMaria Alfieri & Michael Stanley (White Sun Books)

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Debut Dagger

Camera Obscura by Richard McDowell

Strange Fire by Sherry Larkin

The Reincarnation of Himmat Gupte by Neeraj Shah

The Swankeeper’s Wife by Augusta Dwyer

Hardways by Catherine Hendricks

Lost Boys by Spike Dawkins

Victorianoir by Kat Clay

Red Haven by Mette McLeod

In the Shadow of the Tower by Clive Edwards

Broken by Victoria Slotover

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Dagger in the Library (Shortlist)

Kate Ellis

Tana French

Mari Hannah

James Oswald

C J Sansom

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