Gold Dagger


Gold Dagger

The Gold Dagger Award was an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year.

For its first five years, the organization's top honor was known as the Crossed Red Herring Award.

From 1995 to 2002 the award acquired sponsorship from Macallan and was known as the Macallan Gold Dagger.

In 2006, due to new sponsorship from the Duncan Lawrie Bank, the award was officially renamed the Duncan Lawrie Dagger, and gained a prize fund of £20,000. It was the biggest crime-fiction award in the world, in monetary terms. In 2008, Duncan Lawrie Bank quietly withdrew its sponsorship of the awards. As a result, the top prize is again called the Gold Dagger, but the monetary award has been slashed from £20,000 to £2,500.[1]

From 1969 to 2005, the CWA awarded a Silver Dagger to the runner up. When Duncan Lawrie acquired sponsorship, this award was dropped.

The Crime Writers' Association also awards a biennial CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and several other "Dagger" awards.

Contents

Winners

Winners and, where known, shortlisted titles for each year:

2000s

2010
  • Gold Dagger: Belinda Bauer, Blacklands
    • S J Bolton, Blood Harvest (Bolton novel)
    • George Pelecanos, The Way Home (Pelecanos novel)
    • Karen Campbell, Shadowplay (Campbell novel)
2009
2008
2007
2006 (award re-named)
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000

1990s

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

1980s

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

1970s

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

1960s

1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960 (award re-named)

1950s

1959
1958
1957
  • Crossed Red Herring Award: Julian Symons, The Colour of Murder
    • Ngaio Marsh, Off With His Head
    • George Milner, Your Money or Your Life
    • Douglas Rutherford, The Long Echo
1956
1955

References

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