The Crime Writers’ Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards as follows:

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger:

  • Dodgers, by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
  • Black Widow, by Christopher Brookmyre (Little, Brown)
  • Real Tigers, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
  • Blood Salt Water, by Denise Mina (Orion)

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:

  • The Cartel, by Don Winslow (William Heinemann)
  • The English Spy, by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins)
  • Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Serpent’s Tail)
  • Real Tigers, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
  • Make Me, by Lee Child (Bantam Press)

CWA International Dagger:

  • The Truth and Other Lies, by Sascha Arango; tr Imogen Taylor (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Great Swindle, by Pierre Lemaitre; tr Frank Wynne (MacLehose Press)
  • Icarus, by Deon Meyer; tr K.L. Seegers (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Murderer in Ruins, by Cay Rademacher; tr Peter Millar (Arcadia)
  • Six Four, by Hideo Yokoyama; tr Jonathan Lloyd-Davis (Quercus)

CWA Short Story Dagger:

  • “As Alice Did,” by Andrea Camilleri (from Montalbano’s First Cases; Pan Macmillan)
  • “On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier,” by John Connolly (from Nocturnes 2: Night Music; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • “Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository,” by John Connolly (from Nocturnes 2: Night Music)
  • “Bryant & May and the Nameless Woman,” by Christopher Fowler (from London’s Glory; Bantam)
  • “Stray Bullets,” by Alberto Barrera Tyszka (from Crimes; MacLehose Press)
  • “Rosenlaui,” by Conrad Williams (from The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty: The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes’s Nemesis, edited by Maxim Jakubowski; Constable & Robinson)

CWA Non-fiction Dagger:

  • The Golden Age of Murder, by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
  • Sexy Beasts, by Wensley Clarkson (Quercus)
  • You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You Are Raoul Moat), by Andrew Hankinson (Scribe)
  • A Very Expensive Poison, by Luke Harding (Guardian Faber)
  • Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories, Thomas Grant (John Murray)
  • John le Carre: The Biography, by Adam Sisman (Bloomsbury)

CWA Debut Dagger (for unpublished writers):

  • Dark Valley, by John Kennedy
  • The Devil’s Dice, by Roz Watkins
  • A Reconstructed Man, by Graham Brack
  • A State of Grace, by Rita Catching
  • Wimmera, by Mark Brandi

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger:

  • Fever City, by Tim Baker (Faber & Faber)
  • Dodgers, by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
  • Freedom’s Child, by Jax Miller (HarperCollins)
  • Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh (Jonathan Cape)
  • The Good Liar, by Nicholas Searle (Viking)

CWA Endeavor Historical Dagger:

  • The House at Baker Street, by Michelle Birkby (Pan)
  • The Other Side of Silence, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
  • A Book of Scars, by William Shaw (Quercus)
  • The Jazz Files, by Fiona Veitch Smith (Lion Fiction)
  • Striking Murder, by A. J. Wright (Allison & Busby)
  • Stasi Child, by David Young (Twenty7Books)

Dagger in the Library (for an author’s entire body of work):

  • Tony Black (Black & White)
  • Alison Bruce (Constable & Robninson)
  • Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
  • Quintin Jardine (Headline)

The 2016 Diamond Dagger Recipients:

Peter James

The winners of all nine Dagger Awards will be announced on October 11 in London.