Die Dagger-Shortlist 2022

Die British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) hat ihre Shortlist für die diesjährigen Daggers veröffentlicht. Die Preisverleihung ist am 29. Juni in London.

Chancen auf einen Preis haben:

Gold Dagger

Before You Knew My Name, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Little, Brown)

Sunset Swing, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)

Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)

The Unwilling, by John Hart (Zaffre)

The Shadows of Men, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)

The Trawlerman, by William Shaw (Riverrun)

Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Find You First, by Linwood Barclay (HQ)

The Pact, by Sharon Bolton (Orion)

The Devil’s Advocate, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion)

Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Headline)

Dead Ground, by M.W. Craven (Constable)

Dream Girl, by Laura Lippman (Faber and Faber)

John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

Welcome to Cooper, by Tariq Ashkanani (Thomas & Mercer)

Repentance, by Eloísa Díaz (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

The Mash House, by Alan Gillespie (Unbound)

The Appeal, by Janice Hallett (Viper)

Where Ravens Roost, by Karin Nordin (HQ)

How to Kidnap the Rich, by Rahul Raina (Little, Brown)

Waking the Tiger, by Mark Wightman (Hobeck)

Historical Dagger

April in Spain, by John Banville (Faber and Faber)

Sunset Swing, by Ray Celestin (Mantle)

Crow Court, by Andy Charman (Unbound)

Not One of Us, by Alis Hawkins (Canelo)

Edge of the Grave, by Robbie Morrison (Macmillan)

A Corruption of Blood, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate)

Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger:

Hotel Cartagena, by Simone Buchholz, translated by Rachel Ward (Orenda)

Bullet Train, by Kōtarō Isaka, translated by Sam Malissa (Harvill Secker)

Oxygen, by Sacha Naspini, translated by Clarissa Botsford (Europa Editions)

People Like Them, by Samira Sedira, translated by Lara Vergnaud (Raven)

The Rabbit Factor, by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston (Orenda)

Short Story Dagger

• “Blindsided,” by Caroline England (from Criminal Pursuits: Crime Through Time, edited by Samantha Lee Howe; Telos)

• “London,” by Jo Nesbø (from The Jealousy Man and Other Stories, by Jo Nesbø; Harvill Secker)

• “With the Others,” by T.M. Logan (from Afraid of the Shadows, edited by Miranda Jewess; Criminal Minds)

• “Flesh of a Fancy Woman,” by Paul Magrs (from Criminal Pursuits)

• “Changeling,” by Bryony Pearce (from Criminal Pursuits)

• “When I Grow Up,” by Robert Scragg (from Afraid of the Shadows)

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction

The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion, by Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne (Faber and Faber)

The Dublin Railway Murder, by Thomas Morris (Harvill Secker)

The Unusual Suspect, by Ben Machell (Canongate)

The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A True Story of Sex, Crime and the Meaning of Justice, by Julia Laite (Profile)

Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Picador)

The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Murders That Stunned an Empire, by Julie Kavanagh (Grove Press)

Dagger in the Library (“for a body of work by an established crime writer that has long been popular with borrowers from libraries”)

Cath Staincliffe

Edward Marston

Lin Anderson

Mark Billingham

Susan Hill

Publishers’ Dagger (“awarded annually to the Best Crime and Mystery Publisher of the Year”)

Faber and Faber

HarperCollins; Harper Fiction

Penguin Random House; Michael Joseph

Pushkin Press; Pushkin Vertigo


Profile Books; Viper

Debut Dagger

Henry’s Bomb, by Kevin Bartlett

Holloway Candle, by Laura Ashton Hill

The 10-12, by Anna Maloney

The Dead of Egypt, by David Smith

The Dieppe Letters, by Liz Rachel Walker

Diamond Dagger (“for a lifetime contribution to crime writing in the English language”)

C. J. Sanson

(via The Rap Sheet)

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