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Awards for European Crime Fiction




CWA Awards 2009


The International Dagger

  • Fred Vargas (France) - The Chalk Circle Man (translated by Sian Reynolds) (Harvill Secker) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Karin Alvtegen (Sweden) - Shadow (translated by McKinley Burnett) (Canongate) Review
  • Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland) - Arctic Chill (translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb) (Harvill Secker) Review
  • Stieg Larsson (Sweden) - The Girl Who Played With Fire (translated by Reg Keeland) (MacLehose Quercus) Review
  • Jo Nesbo (Norway) - The Redeemer (translated by Don Bartlett) (Harvill Secker)
  • Johan Theorin (Sweden) - Echoes From The Dead (translated by Marlaine Delargy) (Doubleday) Review

    An unofficial list of the European crime novels eligible for the award can be found here.

    CWA Awards 2008


    The Duncan Lawrie Dagger

  • Winner: Frances Fyfield - Blood From Stone (Sphere (Little, Brown))

    The Other Nominees:

  • James Lee Burke - The Tin Roof Blowdown (Orion)
  • Colin Cotterill - Coroner's Lunch (Quercus) Review
  • Steve Hamilton - Night Work (Orion)
  • Laura Lippman - What the Dead Know (Orion)
  • RN Morris - A Vengeful Longing (Faber & Faber) Review

    The Duncan Lawrie International Dagger

  • Winner: Dominique Manotti (France) - Lorraine Connection (EuroCrime, Arcadia Books) (Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Ros Schwartz) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Andrea Camilleri (Italy) - The Patience of the Spider (Picador, Macmillan)(Translated by Stephen Sartarelli) Review
  • Stieg Larsson (Sweden) - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (MacLehose Press, Quercus) (Translated by Reg Keeland) Review
  • Martin Suter (Germany) - A Deal with the Devil (EuroCrime, Arcadia Books) (Translated by Peter Millar)
  • Fred Vargas (France) - This Night's Foul Work (Harvill Secker, Random House)(Translated by San Reynolds) Review

    An unofficial list of the European crime novels eligible for the award can be found here.

    The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

  • Winner: Tom Rob Smith - Child 44 (Simon & Schuster) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Mo Hayder - Ritual (Transworld) Review
  • Gregg Hurwitz - I See You (Little, Brown)
  • Michael Robotham - Shatter (Sphere (Little, Brown))
  • David Stone - The Echelon Vendetta (Penguin)

    The CWA New Blood Fiction Dagger

  • Winner: Matt Rees - The Bethlehem Murders (Atlantic Books) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Zo Ferraris - The Night of the the Mi'raj (Little, Brown)
  • Elena Forbes - Die With Me (Quercus) Review
  • Caro Ramsay - Absolution (Michael Joseph (Penguin))
  • Tom Rob Smith - Child 44 (Simon & Schuster) Review



    CWA Awards 2007


    The Duncan Lawrie Dagger

  • Winner : Peter Temple - The Broken Shore (Quercus)

    The Other Nominees:

  • Giles Blunt - Fields of Grief (HarperCollins)
  • James Lee Burke - Pegasus Descending (Orion)
  • Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • Craig Russell - Brother Grimm (Hutchinson)
  • C J Sansom - Sovereign (Macmillan) Review

    The Duncan Lawrie International Dagger

  • Winner : Fred Vargas (France) - Wash this Blood Clean from my Hand (Harvill Secker) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Karin Alvtegen (Sweden) - Shame (Canongate) Review
  • Christian Jungersen (Denmark) - The Exception (Weidenfeld & Nicholson) Review
  • Yasmina Khadra (Algeria) - The Attack (William Heinemann)
  • Asa Larsson (Sweden) - The Savage Altar (Viking) Review
  • Jo Nesbo (Norway) - The Redbreast (Harvill Secker) Review

    An unofficial list of the European crime novels eligible for the award can be found here.

    The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

  • Winner : Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

    The Other Nominees:

  • Alex Berenson - The Faithful Spy (Random House)
  • Harlan Coben - The Woods (Orion)
  • R J Ellory - City of Lies (Orion)
  • Michael Marshall - The Intruders (HarperCollins)Review
  • Michael Robotham - The Night Ferry (Little, Brown)
  • Karin Slaughter - Triptych (Random House)

    The CWA New Blood Fiction Dagger 2007

  • Winner : Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

    The Other Nominees:

  • C J Emerson - Objects of Desire (Allison & Busby)
  • Declan Hughes - The Wrong Kind of Blood (John Murray)
  • Brian McGilloway - Borderlands (Macmillan New Publishing) Review
  • Andrew Pepper - Last Days of Newgate (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • Camilla Way - Dead of Summer (HarperCollins)



    CWA Awards 2006


    The Duncan Lawrie Dagger

  • Winner : Ann Cleeves - Raven Black (Macmillan) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Simon Beckett - The Chemistry of Death (Bantam)Review
  • Thomas H. Cook - Red Leaves (Quercus)
  • Frances Fyfield - Safer Than Houses (Little, Brown)
  • Bill James - Wolves of Memory (Constable)
  • Laura Wilson - A Thousand Lies (Orion)Review

    The Duncan Lawrie International Dagger

  • Winner : Fred Vargas - The Three Evangelists (Harvill) Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Andrea Camilleri - Excursion to Tindari (Picador) Review
  • Yasmina Khadra - Autumn of the Phantoms (Toby Crime)
  • Dominique Manotti - Dead Horsemeat (Arcadia Books) Review
  • Hakan Nesser - Borkmann's Point (Macmillan) Review
  • Rafael Reig - Blood on the Saddle (Serpent's Tail) Review

    An unofficial list of the European crime novels eligible for the award can be found here.

    The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

  • Winner : Nick Stone - Mr Clarinet (Penguin)

    The Other Nominees:

  • Michael Connelly - The Lincoln Lawyer (Orion)
  • Jo-Ann Goodwin - Sweet Gum - Bantam Press (Transworld)
  • Mo Hayder - Pig Island - Bantam Press (Transworld) Review
  • Daniel Silva - The English Assassin (Penguin)
  • Martyn Waites - The Mercy Seat (Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster))
  • David Wolstencroft - Contact Zero (Hodder & Stoughton) Review


    Barry Awards 2008

    Best British Novel Published in the UK in 2007 - shortlist (published in the U.K. in 2007, not necessarily written by a British writer nor set in the U.K )

    The Nominees:

  • A Quiet Belief in Angels - R.J. Ellory (Orion)
  • Pig Island - Mo Hayder (Bantam Press) Review
  • One Under - Graham Hurley (Orion)
  • The Death List - Paul Johnston (Mira) Review
  • The 50/50 Killer - Steve Mosby (Orion)
  • Damnation Falls - Edward Wright (Orion)


    Barry Awards 2007

    Best British Novel Published in the UK in 2006 - shortlist

  • Winner : Priest - Ken Bruen Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Dying Light - Stuart MacBride
  • Sovereign - C J Sansom Review
  • The Case of the Missing Books - Ian Sansom
  • Mr Clarinet - Nick Stone
  • Red Sky Lament - Edward Wright


    Barry Awards 2006

    Best British Novel Published in the UK in 2005 - shortlist

  • Winner : Denise Mina - The Field of Blood Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Rennie Airth - Blood-Dimmed Tide
  • Mark Billingham - Lifeless
  • Arnaldur Indridason - Silence of the Grave Review
  • Simon Kernick - A Good Day to Die
  • Michael Robotham - Lost



    Gumshoe Awards 2007

    Best European Crime Novel published in the US in 2006

  • Winner : Karin Fossum - When the Devil Holds the Candle Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Ken Bruen - The Dramatist
  • Gianrico Carofiglio - A Walk in the Dark Review
  • Philippe Claudel - By a Slow River (UK: Grey Souls)
  • Barbara Vine - The Minotaur


    Gumshoe Awards 2006

    Best European Crime Novel published in the US in 2005

  • Winner : Robert Wilson - The Vanished Hands (Harcourt)

    The Other Nominees:

  • Jasper Fforde - The Big Over Easy (Viking)
  • Allan Guthrie - Kiss Her Goodbye (Hard Case Crime)
  • Arnaldur Indridason - Jar City (St. Martin's Minotaur)
  • Fred Vargas - Have Mercy on Us All (Simon & Schuster) Review



    Macavity Awards 2007

    Best Mystery Novel

  • Winner : Nancy Pickard - The Virgin of Small Plains

    The Other Nominees:

  • Benjamin Black - Christine Falls
  • Jason Goodwin - The Janissary Tree
  • Denise Mina - The Dead Hour Review
  • Peter Robinson - Piece of My Heart
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming - All Mortal Flesh

    Sue Feder Historical Mystery

  • Winner : Rhys Bowen - Oh Danny Boy

    The Other Nominees:

  • Brett Ellen Block - The Lightning Rule
  • Barbara Cleverly - The Bee's Kiss
  • Anne Perry - Dark Assassin
  • Jacqueline Winspear - Messenger of Truth Review



    Theakston's Old Peculier Award

    Crime Novel of the Year

    Crime Novel of the Year 2009

  • Winner : Mark Billingham - Death Message

    The Other Nominees:

  • Tom Cain - The Accident Man Review
  • Lee Child - Bad Luck And Trouble Review
  • John Harvey - Gone To Ground Review
  • Mo Hayder - Ritual Review
  • David Hewson - The Garden of Evil
  • Reginald Hill - A Cure For All Diseases Review
  • Declan Hughes - The Colour Of Blood Review
  • Peter James - Dead Man's Footsteps Review
  • Stuart MacBride - Broken Skin Review
  • Val McDermid - Beneath The Bleeding Review
  • Ian Rankin - Exit Music Review
  • Peter Robinson - Friend Of The Devil Review
  • Chris Simms - Savage Moon

    Crime Novel of the Year 2008

  • Winner : Stef Penney - The Tenderness of Wolves Review

    The Other Nominees:

  • Simon Beckett - The Chemistry of Death Review
  • Mark Billingham - Buried Review
  • Christopher Brookmyre - A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil Review
  • Reginald Hill - The Death of Dalziel Review
  • Graham Hurley - One Under
  • Peter James - Not Dead Enough Review
  • Simon Kernick - Relentless Review
  • Stuart MacBride - Dying Light Review
  • Peter Robinson - Piece of my Heart
  • C.J. Sansom - Sovereign Review
  • Alexander McCall Smith - Blue Shoes and Happiness
    (Full longlist)

    Crime Novel of the Year 2007

  • Winner : Allan Guthrie - Two Way Split

    The Other Nominees:

  • Stephen Booth - The Dead Place
  • Christopher Brookmyre - All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye
  • Graham Hurley - Blood and Honey
  • Michael Jecks - The Death Ship of Dartmouth
  • Stuart MacBride - Cold Granite
    (Full longlist)

    Crime Novel of the Year 2006

  • Winner : Val McDermid - The Torment of Others

    The Other Nominees:

  • Lindsay Ashford - Strange Blood
  • Stephen Booth - One Last Breath
  • Martin Edwards - The Coffin Trail Review
  • Susan Hill - The Various Haunts of Men
  • Ian Rankin - Fleshmarket Close




    last updated 23/08/2009 11:31