Monday, September 07, 2009

Nominations for 2009 CWA Dagger Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

Nominations for the 2009 CWA Dagger Awards (and, as a result of a new commercial sponsorship, for the next three years called the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards) were posted this morning on the Crime Writers' Association website. The awards are given annually to celebrate the crème de la crème of crime and thriller fiction.

And the nominees are ...

Gold Dagger:

◊ When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
◊ In the Dark by Mark Billingham
◊ Hit and Run by Lawrence Block
◊ A Whispered Name by William Broderick
◊ The Coroner by M. R. Hall
◊ Dark Times in the City by Gene Kerrigan

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:

◊ The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
◊ Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
◊ The Last Child by John Hart
◊ Calumet City by Charlie Newton Review of Calumet City by Charlie Newton
◊ Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva Review of Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
◊ The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
◊ The Interrogator by Andrew Williams

John Creasey New Blood Dagger:

◊ Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
◊ Bad Catholics by James Green
◊ No Way to Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks
◊ Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg
◊ Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin
◊ The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell

Mystery Book Reviews by Mysterious Reviewsindicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.

Winners will be announced on October 21, 2009.

Congratulations from everyone at MBN to the nominees!

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