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Entries for this year’s CWA Dagger Awards

The Crime Writers’ Association Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for almost sixty years. Every year publishers put forward books for The Daggers, but until now the full list of titles submitted has not been revealed. The CWA has decided to open up this list, and you can see it via this new section on the CWA Daggers website.

As publishers enter books, and after the entries have been checked, they are appearing in our online lists. This year’s Daggers are for books published between 1 June 2013 and 31 May 2014. However, publishers have only two months, until 1 March, to submit their books. The first batch of 2014 shortlists were announced at Crime Fest in May 2014. Full details of the shortlists can be found on this site but an overview is available here