Black Dahlia, Red Rose
ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction
This award is for any non-fiction work on a crime related theme by an author of any nationality as long as the book was first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period. This award encompasses, though is not limited to, non-fiction works relating to true crime, historical crime, crime-related biography and crime-fiction literature.
Black Dahlia, Red Rose
Killers of the Flower Moon
Simon & Schuster
Blood on the Page
The Fact of a Body
A False Report
T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong
Rex v Edith Thompson
Head of Zeus
Philip Gooden (Chair)
Philip writes both fiction and non-fiction. His historical novels include the Nick Revill series, set in Elizabethan London, and a Victorian sequence, the most recent title for which is The Durham Deception. Philip Gooden also writes books on language, including Who’s Whose? and Faux Pas?, which won the English Speaking Union award for the best English Language book of 2006. He was Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association in 2007-8
Helen Pepper’s first job was with the Forensic Science Service. She later moved on to become a scene of crime officer with West Yorkshire Police. She was appointed a senior scientific support officer with Durham Constabulary, and later forensic trainer, then acted as Head of Crime Scene Investigation before leaving Durham to join Teesside University.
Helen has a wealth of experience in the investigation of all crime types, from simple thefts to murders and terrorism.
She advises crime authors and TV script writers on forensic and crime scene matters and is a judge for the Crime Writer’s Association Non-Fiction Dagger Award.
Carol Anne Davis
Carol Anne Davis is the author of seven true crime books, the latest of which is Parents Who Kill. She has also authored seven novels, the latest being the kindle-only Near Death Experience. She regularly contributes in-depth features to Serial Killer Quarterly and is a judge for the CWA’s non-fiction dagger. Her website can be found at www.carolannedavis.co.uk
Vanessa Thorpe has worked in national Sunday newspapers, covering culture, heritage, media, politics and entertainment, after a training in local newspapers. Following three years at the The Independent on Sunday she joined The Observer as Arts and Media Correspondent in 1999. She also writes features, reviews and profiles for her newspaper and is a fan of crime fact and crime fiction.
Read her work here: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/vanessathorpe.
After a false start in academic publishing, Kate moved to Piatkus, initially as a Subsidiary and International Rights Manager; she was then fortunate enough to enable to indulge her lifelong passion for crime writing on a daily basis when she became Commissioning Editor for crime. In recent years she has worked as a freelance editor.
The ALCS Gold Dagger For Non-fiction 2018 Longlist
|Piu Eatwell||Black Dahlia Red Rose||Coronet|
|Martin Edwards||The Story Of Classic Crime In 100 Books||British Library|
|David Grann||Killers Of The Flower Moon||Simon & Schuster|
|Thomas Harding||Blood On The Page||Heinemann|
|Alexandria Mariano-Lesnevich||The Fact Of A Body||Macmillan|
|T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong||A False Report||Hutchinson|
|Matthew Sweet||Operation Chaos||Picador|
|Laura Thompson||Rex v Edith Thompson||Head Of Zeus|
|Nick Triplow||Getting Carter||No Exit|
|Carla Valentine||Past Mortems||Sphere|
Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro’s Cuba
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
One Briton’s story of how he survived in the world of Cuba’s prison system showing how justice is arbitrary in a people’s republic. Not just a jail tale but a portrait of a Kafkaesque system in the tropics.