Sharon Bolton has won the British Crime Writers’ Association’s 2014 Dagger in the Library award, according to The Gumshoe Site. This prize honors “an author’s body of work to date, rather than a single title and an author must have published three books to be eligible for the award.” Bolton’s latest novel is A Dark and Twisted Tide, which was released in the States this last June by Minotaur Books.
A longlist of 10 contenders was announced in mid-September. Those nominees were pared down to five by early November. Bolton, a Transworld author in the UK, ultimately beat out Elly Griffiths (Quercus), Mari Hannah (Pan), James Oswald (Michael Joseph), and Mel Sherratt (Thomas & Mercer) to capture the Dagger in the Library.
Last year’s winner of this commendation was Belinda Bauer.
READ MORE: “2014 Dagger in the Library Winner,” by Ayo Onatade (Shotsmag Confidential).