CWA ALCAS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction

This award is for any non-fiction work on a crime related theme by an author of any nationality as long as the book was first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period. This award encompasses, though is not limited to, non-fiction works relating to true crime, historical crime, crime-related biography and crime-fiction literature.

The Judges

Each year our judges, who between them, have a wealth of knowledge of crime related non-fiction work, and like crime scene officers, carefully select the winner from the wide range of books submitted.

Phillip Gooden

Phillip Gooden

Voting Chair of the judges.
His historical novels include the Nick Revill series, set in Elizabethan London, and a Victorian sequence. He also writes books on language, including Who’s Whose? and Faux Pas?, which won the English Speaking Union award for the best English Language book of 2006. He was Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association in 2007-8.

Jasmine Simenon

Jasmine Simenon

Judge

Has been first, Bulletin Editor, and then also Secretary of the Dorothy L Sayers Society, starting in 1995. I also answer as many as possible of the questions which come in to the info@sayers.org.uk address, which has taught me a pretty good knowledge of Sayers and her works. I am also a member of the Margery Allingham Society, and a devotee of Golden Age detective fiction, but with fairly wide-ranging literary tastes.

Carol Anne Davies

Carol Anne Davies

Judge

is the author of nine true crime books, the latest of which is Masking Evil. She has also authored seven novels, the latest being the kindle-only Near Death Experience. She regularly contributes in-depth features to Serial Killer Quarterly. Her website can be found at www.carolannedavis.co.uk

Kate Godsmark

Kate Godsmark

Judge

after a false start in academic publishing, Kate moved to Piatkus, initially as a Subsidiary and International Rights Manager; she was then fortunate enough to enable to indulge her lifelong passion for crime writing on a daily basis when she became Commissioning Editor for crime. In recent years she has worked as a freelance editor.

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The nomination period for the CWA Daggers is now open.

Only registered publishers are able to nominate in the CWA Dagger Awards.
The 2018-2019 judging period is for works published between April 01, 2018 to March 31, 2019 inclusive.

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Title Author Publisher
My Life with Murderers David Wilson Sphere
Under the Wig William Clegg QC Canbury Press
Unnatural Causes Dr Richard Shepherd Michael Joseph
When the Dogs Don’t Bark Professor Angela Gallop Hodder & Stoughton
In Your Defence Sarah Langford Doubleday
The Five Hallie Rubenhold Doubleday
All That Remains Sue Black Doubleday
Caged Bird Katy Morgan-Davies Bantam Press
Sex for Money Jonathan Green W.W. Norton & Co.
Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy Chatto & Windus
An Unexplained Death Mikita Brottman Canongate Books
Surviving Execution Ian Woods Atlantic Books
Historical Noir Barry Forshaw No Exit Press
Difficult Lives – Hitching Rides James Sallis No Exit Press
All the Pieces Matter Jonathan Abrams No Exit Press
The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes Dan Smith Michael O’Mara
City of Devils Paul French Riverrun
Parkland Dave Cullen Riverrun
The Spy and the Traitor Ben Macintyre Viking
Murder by the Book Claire Harman Viking
Trace Rachael Brown Scribe UK
The Dinosaur Artist Paige Williams Scribe UK
Duterte Harry Jonathan Miller Scribe UK
Girl on the Line Alice Vinten Two Roads
Unsolved Murders Emily Thompson DK

 

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