Thursday, July 05, 2012

2012 CWA Dagger Winners and Longlists

 2012 CWA Dagger Winners and Longlists

As reported in the previous post, the International Dagger was won by Andrea Camilleri for The Potter's Field.

Several long-lists have also been announced tonight, links are to Euro Crime reviews:

The long list for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger is as follows:

The Doll Princess by Tom Benn (Jonathan Cape)
Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Transworld/Bantam)
So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman (Century)
Good People by Ewart Hutton (HarperCollins)
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (Harvill Secker)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Faber & Faber)
What Dies in Summer by Tom Wright (Canongate)

The long list for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger is as follows:

Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)
The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson (Headline)
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)
The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn (Macmillan)
Uncommon Enemy by Alan Judd (Simon & Schuster)
The Child Who by Simon Lelic (Mantle)
Reamde by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic Books)

The long list for the CWA Gold Dagger is as follows:

A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Transworld/Bantam)
Vengeance in Mind by N.J. Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill (Quercus)
The Flight by M.R. Hall (Mantle)
The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Vintage)
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (Harvill Secker)
The Child Who by Simon Lelic (Mantle)
Bereft by Chris Womersley (Quercus)
Plus the winners of the Historical and Library Daggers have been announced:
Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Shortlist

The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (Orion)
I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni (Hersilia Press)
Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
Icelight by Aly Monroe (John Murray) - WINNER
Sacrilege by SJ Parris (HarperCollins)
A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson (Quercus)

Dagger in the Library Shortlist

Belinda Bauer
S.J. Bolton
Susan Hill
Peter May
Steve Mosby - WINNER
Imogen Robertson

More on all the selected books plus the Non-Fiction, Short Story and Debut Daggers can be found on the CWA's website.


Maxine Clarke said...

I've read five on the gold longlist: Vengeance in Mind is a good, solid B+ ; was v disappointed in The Flight and The Child Who; The Rage (Kerrigan) is excellent; but Turn of Mind (La Plante) is "on another level" in the way that last year's winner, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, is on another level.

I've read two on the new blood - Good People is good but not a patch on Turn of Mind.

Based on what I've read, I'd be delighted if Turn of Mind wins the new blood and The Rage the gold, but I am not usually in tune with what wins these awards!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping A Land More Kind Than Home wins!