Monday, June 30, 2014

Slinging Daggers Left and Right

During a dinner ceremony held earlier this evening in London, the Crime Writers’ Association announced the winners of five annual Dagger Awards. They are as follows:

The CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger: The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)

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

The CWA International Dagger: The Siege, by Arturo Perez-Reverte; translated by Frank Wynne (Weidenfeld)

Also nominated: Strange Shores, by Arnaldur Indridason; translated by Victoria Crib (Harvill Secker); Irène, by Pierre Lemaître; translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus/MacLehose); Forty Days Without Shadow, by Oliver Tru; translated by Louise Rogers LaLaurie (Little, Brown); Plan D, by Simon Urba; translated by Katy Derbyshire (Harvilll Secker); and Dog Will Have His Day, by Fred Vargas; translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)

The CWA Non-Fiction Dagger: The Seige, by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark (Viking)

Also nominated: Did She Kill Him, by Kate Colquhoun (Little, Brown); Life After Death, by Damien Echols (Atlantic); Undercover, by Rob Evans & Paul Lewis (Faber & Faber/Guardian); The Girl, by Samantha Geimer (Simon & Schuster); and Manson, by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster)

The CWA Short Story Dagger: “Fedora,” by John Harvey (from Deadly Pleasures, edited by Martin Edwards; Severn House)

Also nominated: “Judge Surra,” by Andrea Camilleri (from Judges, by Andrea Camiller, Carlo Lucarelli, and Giancarlo De Cataldo; MacLehose Press); “Reconciliation,” by Jeffery Deaver (from Trouble in Mind, by Jeffery Deaver; Hodder & Stoughton); “In Our Darkened House,” by Inger Frimansson (from A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery, and Suspense, edited by John-Henri Holmberg; Head of Zeus); and “Night Nurse,” by Cath Staincliffe (from Deadly Pleasures)

The CWA Debut Dagger: The Movement, by Jody Sabral

Also nominated: The Long Oblivion, by Tim Baker; A Convenient Ignorance, by Michael Baker; Under the Hanging Tree, by Barb Ettridge; The Father, by Tom Keenan; Motherland, by Garry Abson; The Allegory of Art and Science, by Graham Brack; Convict, by Barb Ettridge; The Dog of Erbill, by Peter Hayes; Burnt, by Kristina Stanley; Deviant Acts, by John J. White; Seeds of a Demon, by Anastasia Tyler; and Colours, by Tim Emery

In addition, Simon Brett received 2014 the Diamond Dagger. That commendation, according to CWA press materials, “is voted for by members of the CWA and celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction.”

Congratulations to all of the honorees!

Still to come--probably later this summer--are the CWA’s shortlists of nominees for its Gold Dagger, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and John Creasey Dagger.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

No comments: