The 2022 Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards longlists have been revealed, and we’re thrilled to see DAUGHTERS OF NIGHT by Laura Shepherd-Robinson and THE ROYAL SECRET by Andrew Taylor have both been longlisted for an award.
DAUGHTERS OF NIGHT by Laura Shepherd-Robinson has been nominated for The Gold Dagger Award, which is for overall best crime novel of the year, from thrillers to mysteries, procedurals to psychological suspense.
THE ROYAL SECRET by Andrew Taylor has been nominated for The Historical Dagger Award, which is awarded to the best historical crime novel set in any period up to 50 years prior to the year in which the award will be made.
The CWA Dagger shortlists will be announced on 13th May at CrimeFest. The awards ceremony will be held at the Leonardo City hotel in London on 29th June, coinciding with National Crime Reading Month. The 2022 Diamond Dagger, awarded to an author whose crime-writing career has been marked by sustained excellence, has already been announced and we’re proud to say that the winner is another of our authors, CJ Sansom.