Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lindsey Davis to Receive CWA Diamond Dagger Award

Mystery Book Awards

Historical crime novelist Lindsey Davis is to be awarded the prestigious Cartier Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association.

The award, which is sponsored by Cartier, honors outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. The Diamond Dagger will be presented by Cartier UK's Executive Chairman Arnaud Bamberger at a date and venue yet to be arranged.

Davis is best known for her Marcus Didius Falco series of mysteries set in late first century Rome. The tenth book in the series, Two for the Lions, won the inaugural Ellis Peters Historical Award (previously known as the CWA Historical Dagger) in 1989.


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