Another Pair of Crime Fiction Awards

2019 CWA Dagger Awards: British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) announced the winners of the 2019 CWA Dagger Awards in London, England, on October 24.

CWA Gold Dagger:

  • The Puppet Show, by M.W. Craven: (Constable)

CWA John Creasey (New Blood):

  • Scrublands, by Chris Hammer (Wildfire)

CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction:

  • The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War, by Ben Macintyre (Viking)

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:

  • To the Lions, by Holly Watt (Bloomsbury)

CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger:

  • Destroying Angel, by S.G. MacLean: (Quercus)

CWA International Dagger:

  • A Long Night in Paris, by Dov Alfon; translated by Daniella Zamir (Maclehose Press)

CWA Short Story Dagger:

  •  “The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing,” by Danuta Reah (from The Dummies’ Guide to Serial Killing and Other Fantastic Female Fables, by Danuta Reah [aka Danuta Kot]; Fantastic)

Highly commended

  • “I Detest Mozart,” by Teresa Solana (from The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories, by Teresa Solana; Bitter Lemon Press)

Dagger in the Library:

  • Kate Ellis

Debut Dagger
(for the opening of a crime novel by an uncontracted writer):

  • Wake, by Shelley Burr

Highly commended

  • Hardways, by Catherine Hendricks

Diamond Dagger Recipient

  • Robert Goddard

For a career of sustained excellence and a significant contribution to the genre

Best Crime and Mystery Publisher

  • No Exit Press

STRAND CRITICS AWARD. The Strand Magazine announced the winners of its 2019 Strand Critics Awards on July 11.

Best Mystery Novel


  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Sunburn by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins)

Best Debut Novel

  • The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor  (Crown)

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Heather Graham
  • Donna Leon

Publisher of the Year

  • Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks

2 thoughts on “Another Pair of Crime Fiction Awards

  1. I think the “Strand Critics Award” deserves some kind of award itself. That’s on you’d want to display!

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