The Crime Writers’ Association

Dagger for the Best Crime & Mystery Publisher

This prestigious Dagger (often referred to as simply the “Publisher’s Dagger”) is awarded annually to the Best Crime and Mystery Publisher of the Year.

Publishers and specific imprints are nominated by a representative group of leading book reviewers, booksellers, festival organisers, bloggers, literary agents and journalists, with the eventual winner designated from the shortlist by the CWA Board.


Dagger for the Best Crime & Mystery Publisher 2022 Winner


Faber & Faber


    2022 shortlist


    2022 longlist

    PUBLISHERIMPRINT
    Faber & Faber
    HarperCollinsHarper Fiction
    Pan MacmillanMantle
    Penguin Random HouseMichael Joseph
    OneWorld PublicationsPoint Blank
    Pushkin PressPushkin Vertigo
    Hachette UKQuercus
    BloomsburyRaven Books
    AmazonThomas & Mercer
    Titan Books
    Profile BooksViper

    How it’s decided.

    The Dagger is awarded annually to the Best Crime and Mystery Publisher of the Year. Publishers and specific imprints are nominated by a representative group of leading book reviewers, booksellers, festival organisers, bloggers, literary agents and journalists, with the eventual winner selected from the shortlist by the CWA Board. This prestigious Dagger was inaugurated in 2019, the first new Dagger for a decade.

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