2018 CWA Dagger Award Winners

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 CWA Dagger Awards. The Crime Writers Association has been presenting the Dagger Awards for over fifty years. Here’s the list of this year’s winners. Don’t forget to check the Web Store when looking for books. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

The CWA Diamond Dagger – Michael Connelly

The CWA Gold Dagger – Steve Cavanagh – THE LIAR

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – Attica Locke – BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD

The John Creasey Debut Dagger – Melissa Scrivner Love – LOLA

The CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction – Thomas Harding – BLOOD ON THE PAGE

The CWA Historical Dagger – Rory Clements – NUCLEUS

The CWA Short Story Dagger – Denise Mina – NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT, BLOODY SCOTLAND

The International Dagger – Henning Mankell – AFTER THE FIRE – tr Marlaine Delargy

The CWA Debut Dagger – Winner – Bill Crotty – THE ETERNAL LIFE OF EZRA BEN SIMEON

Highly Commended – Joseph James – RIVERINE BLOOD

The final Dagger Award goes to a favorite Poisoned Pen Press author, who also happens to be popular in libraries. “The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by an established crime writer that has long been popular with borrowers from libraries. It also rewards authors who have supported libraries and their users.” The winner of this year’s –

The CWA Dagger in the Library – Martin Edwards.

Martin Edwards

Congratulations, Martin!