CWA unveils Gold Dagger shortlist
26th July 2010
The eight novels in competition for the Crime Writers'
Association (CWA) Gold Dagger award have been named at the
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
Richard Asplin's Conman,
S.J. Bolton's Blood
Harvest and Rain
James Lee Burke have been shortlisted for the GBP 2,500
In addition, Shadowplay
Patricia Duncker's The
Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, Still
Denise Mina and
George Pelecanos' The Way
Home are in the running for the accolade, which is the
CWA's top award for crime novels written in English.
The organisation also unveiled the shortlists for its
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger and
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger awards, which saw authors such as
Mick Herron and
Scott Turow pick up nominations.
CWA chairman Tom Harper commented: 'The CWA Dagger Awards have
always enjoyed huge prestige among crime fiction fans and authors.
The shortlists this year are incredibly strong, from exciting new
talents to established masters, all working at the top of their