CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

This award is for the best crime novel by a first-time author of any nationality first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period.

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Judges

The John Creasey Judges are always on the look out for new talent and have a great track record for spotting the next big thing.

Maxim Jakubowski

Maxim Jakubowski

Chair CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Judges

worked for many years in book publishing as an editor and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London. The series The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Volume, which he edited, has printed many winners of the CWA Short Story Dagger. His website is maximjakubowski.co.uk

Susan Moody

Susan Moody

Judge

Susan Moody was born and brought up in Oxford. Her first crime novel, Penny Black, was published in 1984. She has written a number of suspense thrillers. Susan spent two years as Creative Writing Tutor at Bedford Prison and is a former Chairman of the Crime Writer’s Association.

Edwin Buckhalter

Edwin Buckhalter

Judge

Edwin founded Severn House in 1974.

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Judge

Karen Robinson is the Supplements Editor of the Sunday Times. She also writes, on property, education, books, travel and food.

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Title Author Publisher
Blood Orange Harriet Tyce Wildfire
Past Life Dominic Nolan Headline
Overkill Vanda Symon Orenda Books
Mine Susi Fox Michael Joseph
She Lies in Wait Gytha Lodge Michael Joseph
After the Eclipse Fran Dorricott Titan Books
Charlesgate Confiddential Scott Von Doviak Hard Case Crime
The Sicilian Woman’s Daughter Linda Lo Scuro Sparkling Books
Blood & Sugar Laura Shepherd-Robinson Mantle
Under the Ice Rachel Blok Head of Zeus
The Boy at the Door Alex Dhal Head of Zeus
In the Blood Ruth Mancini Head of Zeus
Blood for Blood Victoria Selman Thomas & Mercer
Motherland G.D. Abson Mirror Books
Evil Things Katja Ivar Bitter Lemon Press
The French Girl Lexie Elliot Corvus
Find You in the Dark Nathan Ripley Text Publishing
The Girl Without Skin Mads Peder Norbo Text Publishing
To the Lions Holly Watt Raven Books
The House on Half Moon Street Alex Reeve Raven Books
Social Creature Tara Isabella Burton Raven Books
What Falls Between the Cracks Robert Scragg Allison and Busby
The Hidden Bones Nicola Ford Allison and Busby
Killing It Asia Mackay Bonnier Zaffre
Shame On You Amy Heydenrych Bonnier Zaffre
I, Witness Nicki Mackay Orion Fiction
Guess Who Chris McGeorge Orion Fiction
The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides Orion Fiction
Night Driver Marcelle Perks Urbane
In the Wake Helen Trevorrow Urbane
Blind Wintess Vickie Goldie Victorina Press
Too Close to Beathe Olivia Kiernan Riverrun
The Wolf and the Watchman Niklas Natt och Dag John Murray
All the Hidden Truths Claire Askew Hodder & Stoughton
Breathe Dominick Donald Hodder & Stoughton
Perfect Liars Rebecca Reid Corgi
Mind Games Leona Deakin Black Swan
The Rumour Lesley Kara Bantam Press
Something in the Water Catherine Steadman Simon & Schuster
Liar’s Candle August Thomas Simon & Schuster
The Nowhere Child Christian White Harper Fiction
Before Her Eyes Jack Jordan Corvus
The Conviction of Cora Burns Carolyn Kirby No Exit Press
A Version Of The Truth B P Walter Avon
Cuckoo Sophie Draper Avon
Astroturf Matthew Sperling Riverrun
What Was Lost Jean Levy The Dome Press
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