The Crime Writers’ Association

Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition 2021

Shortlisted


Antony M Brown

For Laura Hope


Read the winning entry for the CWA Debut Dagger 2014

Jody Sabral is a journalist who lived in Turkey for ten years until 2012, working for various international broadcasters. Jody self-published her first book Changing Borders in 2012 but has transported Kate Roberts, her main character, back to a time...


WhoDunit? CWA Dagger Shortlists announced

Every year the best crime writers in the country sharpen their skills to deliver stories that will strike at the very heart of our genre. Their talent is breath-taking, the stories are thrilling but who has got their hands on the Crime Writers Associ...


CWA Icelandic Chapter Meeting

The fourth meeting of the Icelandic Chapter of the CWA took place in Soho. Chapter meetings are for CWA members only but if you would like to join drop us a line....


Dagger in the Library Longlist announced

Ten authors have today been longlisted for the CWA 2014 Dagger in the Library award, thanks to your votes. The response was staggering. With 1,384 people voting for 636 different authors, the longlist highlights the extraordinary quality and variety...


CWA Dagger Shortlists Announced

The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year * The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson (Constable) * How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Sphere/Little Brown) * Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly (Bantam/Transworld) * This...


CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition – now open

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Brian Innes Remembered

We were sad to learn of the recent passing of Brian Innes who had been a member (and a force to be reckoned with in the CWA) for over twenty years. From The Guardian: “Part offshoot of the trad jazz movement and part offspring of the British su...


Submissions for CWA Daggers now open

Submissions are now open for the CWA Daggers. Nominations (publishers only) can be submitted via our dedicated site www.thedaggers.co.uk...


CWA Dagger in the Library: Now open for nominations

The Dagger in the Library is one of the highly prized CWA Dagger Awards, which have been awarded to crime writers since 1955. It is a unique literary award in that it offers a chance for readers to nominate their favourite British crime fiction autho...


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