The Crime Writers’ Association of Britain (CWA) has announced the longlists for the 2024 Dagger Awards as follows:

Over My Dead Body, by Maz Evans (Headline)
Dead Man’s Creek, by Chris Hammer (Wildfire Books)
A Bitter Remedy, by Alis Hawkins (Canelo)
Night Will Find You, by Julia Heaberlin (Penguin/Michael Joseph)
The Secret Hours, by Mick Herron (Baskerville/John Murray)
The White Lie, by J G Kelly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Death of a Lesser God, by Vaseem Khan (Hodder & Stoughton)
Small Mercies, by Dennis Lehane (Abacus/Little Brown)
Tell me What I Am, by Una Mannion (Faber & Faber)
Homecoming, by Kate Morton (Mantle/Pan Macmillan)
Black River, by Nilanjana Roy (Pushkin Vertigo)
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers, by Jesse Sutanto (HQ/Harper Collins)

Simply Lies, by David Baldacci (Macmillan/Pan Macmillan)
The Lie Maker, by Linwood Barclay (HQ/HarperCollins)
All the Sinners Bleed, by S A Cosby (Headline/Hachette)

Ozark Dogs, by Eli Cranor (Headline/Hachette)
The House Hunt, by C M Ewan (Macmillan/Pan Macmillan)
Everybody Knows, by Jordan Harper (Faber & Faber)
The Mantis, by Kotaro Isaka (Harvill Secker/Penguin Random House)
Gaslight, by Femi Kayode (Raven Books/Bloomsbury)
77 North, by D L Marshall (Canelo)
Drowning, by T J Newman (Simon & Schuster)
After that Night, by Karin Slaughter (HarperCollins)
The Man in the Corduroy Suit, by James Wolff (Bitter Lemon Press)

A Most Unusual Demise, by Kathryn Black (Bloodhound Books)
In The Blink of An Eye, by Jo Callaghan (Simon & Schuster UK)
The Golden Gate, by Amy Chua (Corvus/Atlantic Books)※
Scorched Grace, by Margot Douaihy (Pushkin/Vertigo)
Murder By Natural Causes, by Helen Erichsen (Muswell Press)
The Maiden, by Kate Foster (Mantle/Pan Macmillan)
The Golden Spoon, by Jessa Maxwell (Penguin)
West Heart Kill, by Dann McDorman (Raven Books)
Obsessed, by Liza North (Constable)
Go Seek, by Michelle Teahan (Headline)
The Other Half, by Charlotte Vassell (Faber & Faber)
The Tumbling Girl, by Bridget Walsh (Gallic Books)

Clara & Olivia, by Lucy Ashe (Magpie/Oneworld Publications)
The Lock-Up, by John Banville (Faber & Faber)
Flags on the Bayou, by James Lee Burke (Orion Fiction/Hachette)
Murder in the Bookshop, by Anita Davison (Boldwood Books)
Harlem After Midnight, by Louise Hare (HQ/HarperCollins)
A Bitter Remedy, by Alis Hawkins (Canelo)
Viper’s Dream, by Jake Lamar (No Exit Press)
The Winter List, by S.G. MacLean (Quercus Fiction/Quercus)
The Murder Wheel, by Tom Mead (Aries Head of Zeus)
Scarlet Town, by Leonora Nattrass (Viper/Profile Books)
Voices of the Dead, by Ambrose Parry (Canongate Books)
Lady MacBethad, by Isabelle Schuler (Raven Books/Bloomsbury)

The Snow Girl, by Javier Castillo; translated by Isabelle Kaufeler (Penguin Books)
Red Queen, by Juan Gomez-Jurado; translated by Nick Caistor (Macmillan)
The Girl By The Bridge, by Arnaldur Indridason; translated by Philip Roughton (Vintage)
The Mantis, by Kotaro Isaka; translated by Sam Malissa (Vintage)

The Sins Of Our Fathers, by Asa Larsson; translated by Frank Perry (Maclehose Press)
Thirty Days Of Darkness, by Jenny Lund Madsen; translated by Megan E.Turney (Orenda Books)
Nothing Is Lost, by Cloe Mehdi; translated by Howard Curtis (Europa Editions UK)
He Murder Of Anton Livius, by Schneider Hansjorg; translated by Astrid Freuler (Bitter Lemon Press)
The Consultant, by Im Seong-sun; translated by Brian James Baer & Ellen Vayner (Europa Editions UK)
The Prey, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir; translated by Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton)
My Husband, by Maud Ventura; translated by Emma Ramadan (Hutchinson/Heinemann)

The Art Thief, by Michael Finkel (Simon & Schuster)

G-Man, by Beverly Gage (Simon & Schuster)
The Many Lives of Mama Love, by Lara Love Hardin (Endeavour)
No Ordinary Day, by Matt Johnson with John Murray (Ad Lib Publishers)
Chasing Shadows by Miles Johnson (The Bridge Street Press)
The Snakehead, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Picador)
Devil’s Coin by Jennifer McAdam with Douglas Thompson (Ad Lib Publishers)
No Comment, by Jess McDonald (Raven Books)
Seventy Times Seven, by Alex Mar (Bedford Square Publishers)
How Many More Women?, by Jennifer Robinson & Keina Yoshida (Endeavour)
Ian Fleming: The Complete Man, by Nicholas Shakespeare (Vintage)
Murder at Home, by David Wilson (Sphere)

“Three Ways to Die,” by Rachel Amphlett (from No W.W.M. – Thrill Ride #3, edited by M. L. “Matt” Buchman; Buchman Bookworks)
“Safe Enough,” by Lee Child (from An Unnecessary Assassin, edited by Lorraine Stevens; Rivertree)
“The Last Best Thing,” by Mia Dalia (from Bang!: An Anthology of Modern Noir Fiction, edited by Andrew Hook; Head Shot Press)
“Slap Happy,” by Andrew Humphrey (from Bang!: An Anthology of Modern Noir Fiction, edited by Andrew Hook; Head Shot Press)
“The Also-Rans,” by Benedict J Jones (from Bang!: An Anthology of Modern Noir Fiction, edited by Andrew Hook; Head Shot Press)
“The Divide,” by Sanjida Kay (from The Book of Bristol, edited by Joe Melia and Heather Marks; Comma Press)
“The Spendthrift and the Swallow,” by Ambrose Parry (Canongate Books)
“Drive Bye,” by DG Penny (from An Unnecessary Assassin, edited by Lorraine Stevens; Rivertree)
“Best Served Cold,” by FD Quinn (from An Unnecessary Assassin, edited by Lorraine Stevens; Rivertree)
“Revenge is Best Served Hot,” by Robert Scragg (from An Unnecessary Assassin, edited by Lorraine Stevens; Rivertree)

Louise Candlish
MW Craven
Lucy Foley
Cara Hunter
Anthony Horowitz
Vaseem Khan
Angela Marsons
Kate Rhodes
LJ Ross
Diane Saxon

Bitter Lemon Press
Harper Fiction (HarperCollins)
Harvill Secker (Penguin Random House)
Headline (Hachette)
Joffe Books
Michael Joseph (Penguin Random House)
Pushkin Press
Raven (Bloomsbury)
Simon & Schuster

Burnt Ranch, by Katherine Ahlert
Unnatural Predators, by Caroline Arnoul
Vilomah, by Matt Coot
Good Criminals, by Judy Hock
Vigilante Love Song, by JR Holland
Bluebirds, by Alan Jackson
Makoto Murders, by Richard Jerram
Long Way Home, by Lynn McCall
Not a Good Mother, by Karabi Mitra
The Last Days of Forever, by Jeremy Tinker
A Politician’s Guide to Murder, by James Tobin
The Blond, by Megan Toogood

Diamond Dagger Award Recipients:
Lynda La Plante and
James Lee Burke

The shortlists will be announced on Friday, May 10 at the UK’s largest crime fiction convention, CrimeFest 2024, hosted in Bristol. The winners will be announced at the Dagger Awards Dinner, on Thursday, July 04 in London.