Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nominees for the Summer 2014 CWA Dagger Awards Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The nominees (short lists) for the first group of CWA Dagger Awards for 2014 were announced on May 16th at CrimeFest. The winners will be announced at the CWA Dagger Awards Dinner on June 30th in London.

The winner of the Margery Allingham Short Story Competition for 2014 was also announced, and is Martin Edwards.

And the Summer 2014 Dagger nominees are …

International Dagger:
Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indriðason, translated by Victoria Crib [Iceland] (Harvill Secker)
Plan D by Simon Urban; translated by Katy Derbyshire [Germany] (Harvilll Secker)
Forty Days Without Shadow by Oliver Tru, translated by Louise Rogers LaLaurie [France] (Little Brown)
Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds [France] (Harvill Secker)
The Siege by Arturo Perez-Reverte, translated by Frank Wynne [Spain] (Weidenfeld)
Irène by Pierre Lemaître, translated by Frank Wynne [France] (Quercus/MacLehose)

Historical Dagger:
Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders by Kate Griffin (Faber & Faber)
Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)
Treachery by S. J. Parris (HarperCollins)
Theft of Life by Imogen Robertson (Headline Review)
The City of Strangers by Michael Russell (Avon)
The Dead Can Wait by Robert Ryan (Simon & Schuster)
The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (Hodder & Stoughton)

Debut Dagger (for unpublished novels):
Motherland by Garry Abson
A Convenient Ignorance by Michael Baker
The Long Oblivion by Tim Baker
The Allegory of Art and Science by Graham Brack
Colours by Tim Emery
Under the Hanging Tree by Barb Ettridge
Convict by Barb Ettridge
The Dog of Erbill by Peter Hayes
The Father by Tom Keenan
The Movement by Jody Sabral
Burnt by Kristina Stanley
Seeds of a Demon by Anastasia Tyler
Deviant Acts by John J. White

Non-Fiction Dagger:
Did She Kill Him by Kate Colquhoun (Little Brown)
Life After Death by Damien Echols (Atlantic)
The Girl by Samantha Geimer (Simon & Schuster)
Manson by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)
Undercover by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis (Faber & Faber)
The Seige by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark (Viking)

Short Story Dagger:
• "Judge Surra" by Andrea Camilleri (Judges by Andrea Camiller Carlo Lucarelli and Giancarlo De Cataldo — MacLehose Press)
• "Reconciliation" by Jeffery Deaver (Trouble in Mind by Jeffery Deaver — Hodder & Stoughton)
• "In Our Darkened House" by Inger Frimansson (A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish Stories of Murder Mystery and Suspense edited by John-Henri Holmberg — House of Zeus)
• "Fedora" by John Harvey (Deadly Pleasures edited by Martin Edwards — Severn House)
• "Night Nurse" by Cath Staincliffe (Deadly Pleasures edited by Martin Edwards — Severn House)

(Hat tip to Shots Crime & Thriller eZine for alerting us to this list.)

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