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

Lilas Seewald

Lilas Seewald

Judge

Previously Editor in Chief for Crime & Thrillers at Fayard (Hachette Group), Lilas spent ten years working with diverse and prominent international authors. In recognition of her success , she was invited to take the helm at Bragelonne, France’s leading independent publishing house. Pursuing her passion for all things noir, Lilas works with a dedicated team to bring exciting new voices to print. With a roster that includes James Oswald, Johana Gustawsson, Joseph Finder, Steve Cavanagh and François Baranger, the Bragelonne noir imprint has quickly established itself as one of France’s leading imprints.

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson

Judge

is an acclaimed London-based author whose two last novels EUROPE IN AUTUMN and EUROPE AT MIDNIGHT have been shortlisted for various prestigious awards. An ex-journalist, his just-about-futuristic thrillers deal with the hidden side of political reality. He has also edited various SF anthologies and published collections of his short stories.

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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The nomination period for the CWA Daggers now open.

Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards. The 2017-2018 Daggers are for works published between April 01, 2017 to March 31, 2018 inclusive. The final deadline for submitting a work is February 28, 2018.

 

Title Author Publisher
Lies TM Logan Twenty7 Books
Sweet Little Lies Caz Frear Twenty7 Books
The Exphoria Code Antony Johnston Lightning Books
The Lawn Job Chuck Caruso Cloud Lodge Books
Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar Olga Wojtas Contraband
Moscow at Night Sally McGrane Contraband
Sweet William Iain Maitland Contraband
The Pinocchio Brief Abi Silver Lightning Books
If I Die Before I Wake Emily Koch Harvill Secker
Dead Lands Lloyd Otis Urbane Publications
All the Good Things Clare Fisher Viking
The Vanishing Season Joana Schaffhausen Titan Books
Two Lost Boys L. F. Robinson Titan Books
If We Were Villains M. L. Rio Titan Books
The Chalk Man C.J. Tudor Michael Joseph
My Name Is Nobody Matthew Richardson Michael Joseph
You Don’t Know Me Imran Mahmood Michael Joseph
Zodiac Sam Wilson Michael Joseph
Exhibit Alexandra Natasha Bell Michael Joseph
Resurrection Bay Emma Viskic Pushkin Vertigo
Soho Dead Greg Keen Thomas & Mercer
Yesterday Felicia Yap Wildfire
When I Wake Up Jessica Jarlvi Aria
The Room by the Lake Emma Dibdin Head of Zeus
Trust Me Zosia Wand Head of Zeus
Obsession Amanda Robson Avon
Hold My Hand M.J. Ford Avon
99 Red Balloons Elisabeth Carpenter Avon
The Breaking of Liam Glass Charles Harris Marble City Publishers
Last Stop Tokyo James Buckler Doubleday
What Alice Knew T.A. Cotterell Doubleday
Need To Know Karen Cleveland Bantam Press
The Visitors Catherine Burns Legend Press
Are You Sleeping Kathleen Barber Macmillan
The Cutaway Christina Kovac Serpent’s Tail
The Upstairs Room Kate Murray-Browne Picador
Girl in Snow Danya Kukafka Picador
The Choice Samantha King Piatkus
In Strangers’ Houses Elizabeth Mundy Constable
The Ruin Dervia McTiernan Sphere
Friend Request Laura Marshall Sphere
Little Bird Sharon Dempsey Bloodhound Books
IQ Joe Ide Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Woman in the Window A.J. Finn HarperFiction
Ravenhill John Steele Silvertail Books
The Two O’Clock Boy Mark Hill Sphere
Gravesend William Boyle No Exit Press
Sal Mick Kitson Canongate Books
Bloody January Alan Parks Canongate Books
The Unquiet Dead Ausma Zehanat Khan No Exit Press

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