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
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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