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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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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|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|
|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|