The Crime Writers' Association

Winners archive table

DaggerYearWinnerAuthorTranslated by
CWA Award1992Black AugustTimothy Williams
CWA Award1991Gaudi AfternoonBarbara Wilson
CWA Award1990VendettaMichael Dibdin
Debut Dagger2021DeceptionHannah Redding
Debut Dagger2020Revolution Never LiesJosephine Moulds
Debut Dagger2019Shelley BurrWake
Debut Dagger2018The Eternal Life of Ezra Ben SimeonBill Crotty
Debut Dagger2017Strange FireSherry Rankin
Debut Dagger2016WimmeraMark Brandi
Debut Dagger2015Last of the Soho LegendsGreg Keen
Debut Dagger2014The MovementJody Sabral
Debut Dagger2013Call TimeFinn Clarke
Debut Dagger2012BeachedSandy Gingras
Debut Dagger2011Hidden LiesMichele Rowe
Debut Dagger2010A Place of DyingPatrick Eden
Debut Dagger2009The PathologistCatherine O'Keefe
Debut Dagger2008Western FringesAmer Anwar
Debut Dagger2007The Sweetness At the Bottom of the PieAlan Bradley
Debut Dagger2006Imprint of the RajD V Wesselmann
Debut Dagger2005The Woman Before MeRuth Dugdall
Debut Dagger2004The Doll MakersEllen Grubb
Debut Dagger2003The CuckooKirsty Evans
Debut Dagger2002Sugarmilk FallsIlona van Mil
Debut Dagger2001Clea’s MoonEdward Wright
Debut Dagger2000A Flowery DeathSimon Levack
Debut Dagger1999Blood JunctionCaroline Carver
Debut Dagger1998Stone BabyJoolz Denby
Diamond2021Martina Cole
Diamond2020Martin Edwards
Diamond2019Robert Goddard
Diamond2018Michael Connelly
Diamond2017Ann Cleeves
Diamond2016Peter James
Diamond2015Catherine Aird
Diamond2014Simon Brett
Diamond2013Lee Child
Diamond2012Frederick Forsyth
Diamond2011Lindsey Davis
Diamond2010Val McDermid
Diamond2009Andrew Taylor
Diamond2008Sue Grafton
Diamond2007John Harvey
Diamond2006Elmore Leonard
Diamond2005Ian Rankin
Diamond2004Lawrence Block
Diamond2003Robert Barnard
Diamond2002Sara Paretsky
Diamond2001Lionel Davidson
Diamond2000Peter Lovesey
Diamond1999Margaret Yorke
Diamond1998Ed McBain
Diamond1997Colin Dexter
Diamond1996H.R.F Keating
Diamond1995Reginald Hill
Diamond1994Michael Gilbert
Diamond1993Ellis Peters
Diamond1992Leslie Charteris
Diamond1991Ruth Rendell
Diamond1990Julian Symons
Diamond1989Dick Francis
Diamond1988John le Carré
Diamond1987P D James
Diamond1986Eric Ambler
Gold2021We Begin at the EndChris Whitaker
Gold2020Good Girl, Bad GirlMichael Robotham
Gold2019The Puppet ShowM W Craven
Gold2018The LiarSteve Cavanagh
Gold2017The DryJane Harper
Gold2016DodgersBill Beverly
Gold2015Life or DeathMichael Robotham
Gold2014This Dark Road to MercyWiley Cash
Gold2013Dead LionsMick Herron
Gold2012The RageGene Kerrigan
Gold2011Crooked Letter, Crooked LetterTom Franklin
Gold2010BlacklandsBelinda Bauer
Gold2009A Whispered NameWilliam Brodrick
Gold2008Blood From StoneFrances Fyfield
Gold2007The Broken ShorePeter Temple
Gold2006Raven BlackAnn Cleeves
Gold2005Silence of the GraveArnaldur Indri_ason
Gold2004BlacklistSara Paretsky
Gold2003Fox EvilMinette Walters
Gold2002The Athenian MurdersJose Carlos Samoza
Gold2001SidetrackedHenning Mankell
Gold2000Motherless BrooklynJonathan Lethem
Gold1999A Small Death in LisbonRobert Wilson
Gold1998Sunset LimitedJames Lee Burke
Gold1997Black and BlueIan Rankin
Gold1996PopcornBen Elton
Gold1995The Mermaids SingingVal McDermid
Gold1994The Schold’s BridleMinette Walters
Gold1993Cruel and UnusualPatricia Cornwell
Gold1992The Way Through the WoodsColin Dexter
Gold1991King Solomon’s CarpetBarbara Vine
Gold1990Bones and SilenceReginald Hill
Gold1989The Wench is DeadColin Dexter
Gold1988RatkingMichael Dibdin
Gold1987A Fatal InversionBarbara Vine
Gold1986Live FleshRuth Rendell
Gold1985Monkey PuzzlePaula Gosling
Gold1984The Twelfth JurorB.M. Gill
Gold1983Accidental CrimesJohn Hutton
Gold1982The False Inspector DewPeter Lovesey
Gold1981Gorky ParkMartin Cruz Smith
Gold1980The Murder of the MaharajahH.R.F Keating
Gold1979Whip HandDick Francis
Gold1978The Chelsea MurdersLionel Davidson
Gold1977The Honourable SchoolboyJohn le Carr
Gold1976A Demon in my ViewRuth Rendell
Gold1975The seven per cent solutionNicholas Meyer
Gold1974Other Paths to GloryAnthony Price
Gold1973The Defection of A.J LewinterRobert Littell
Gold1972The LevanterEric Ambler
Gold1971The Steam PigJames McClure
Gold1970Young Man I Think You’re DyingJoan Fleming
Gold1969A Pride of HeroesPeter Dickinson
Gold1968Skin Deep (The Glass-sided Ants’ Nest)Peter Dickinson
Gold1967Murder Against the GrainEmma Lathen
Gold1966A Long Way to ShilohLionel Davidson
Gold1965The Far Side of the DollarRoss Macdonald
Gold1964The Perfect MurderH.R.F Keating
Gold1963The Spy Who Came In From The ColdJohn le Carr
Gold1962When I Grow RichJoan Fleming
Gold1961The Spoilt KillMary Kelly
Gold1960The Night of WenceslasLionel Davidson
Crossed Herrings1959Passage of ArmsEric Ambler
Crossed Herrings1958Someone from the PastMargot Bennett
Crossed Herrings1957The Colour of MurderJulian Symons
Crossed Herrings1956The Second ManEdward Grierson
Crossed Herrings1955The Little WallsWinston Graham
Non-fiction2021Written in BoneSue Black
Non-fiction2020Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper LeeCasey Cep
Non-fiction2019The Spy and the TraitorBen Macintyre
Non-fiction2018Blood on the PageThomas Harding
Non-fiction2017Close But No Cigar: A True Story of Prison Life in Castro’s CubaStephen Purvis
Non-fiction2016You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]Andrew Hankinson
Non-fiction2015In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy SavileDan Davies
Non-fiction2014The SiegeAdrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark
Non-fiction2013Midnight in PekingPaul French
Non-fiction2012The Eleventh DayAnthony Summers & Robbyn Swan
Non-fiction2011The Killer of Little ShepherdsDouglas Starr
Non-fiction2010Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of JusticeRuth Dudley Edwards
Non-fiction2008Nationality: Wog – The Hounding of David OluwaleKester Aspden
Non-fiction2006The Dagenham MurderLinda Rhodes, Lee Shelden and Kathryn Abnett
Non-fiction2005On The RunGregg and Gina Hill
Non-fiction2004Cosa NostraJohn Dickie
Non-fiction2004The Italian BoySarah Wise
Non-fiction2003Pointing from the GraveSamantha Weinberg
Non-fiction2002Dead Man’s WagesLillian Pizzichini
Non-fiction2001The InfiltratorsPhilip Etienne and Martin Maynard (with Tony Thompson)
Non-fiction2000Mr BlueEdward Bunker
Non-fiction1999The Case of Stephen LawrenceBrian Cathcart
Non-fiction1998Cries UnheardGitta Sereny
Non-fiction1997The Jigsaw ManPaul Britton
Non-fiction1996The Gunpowder PlotAntonia Fraser
Non-fiction1995Dead Not BuriedMartin Beales
Non-fiction1994Criminal ShadowsDavid Canter
Non-fiction1993Murder in the HeartAlexandra Artley
Non-fiction1992The ReckoningCharles Nicholl
Non-fiction1991Giordano Bruno and the Embassy AffairJohn Bossy
Non-fiction1990The Passing of Starr FaithfulJonathan Goodman
Non-fiction1989A Gathering of SaintsRobert Lindsay
Non-fiction1988The Secret Lives of Trebitsch LincolnBernard Wasserstein
Non-fiction1987Perfect MurderBenard Taylor with Stephen Knight
Non-fiction1986Evil AngelsJohn Bryson
Non-fiction1985Killing for CompanyBrian Masters
Non-fiction1984In God’s NameDavid Yallop
Non-fiction1983Double DealerPeter Watson
Non-fiction1982Earth to EarthJohn Cornwell
Non-fiction1981Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without A NumberJacobo Timerman
Non-fiction1980ConspiracyAnthony Summers & Robbyn Swan
Non-fiction1979RachmanShirley Green
Non-fiction1979FraudJon Connell/Douglas Sutherland
Non-fiction1978The Mystery of the PrincesAudrey Williamson
Non-fiction1978The Capture of the Black PantherHarry Hawkes
Historical2021Midnight at Malabar HouseVaseem Khan
Historical2020Death in the EastAbir Mukherjee
Historical2019Destroying AngelS G MacLean
Historical2018NucleusRory Clements
Historical2017A Rising ManAbir Mukherjee
Historical2016Stasi ChildDavid Young
Historical2015The SeekerS.G. MacLean
Historical2014Devil in the MarshalseaAntonia Hodgson
Historical2013The Scent of DeathAndrew Taylor
Historical2012IcelightAly Monroe
Historical2011The Somme StationsAndrew Martin
Historical2010RevengerRory Clements
Historical2009If The Dead Rise NotPhilip Kerr
Historical2008Stratton’s WarLaura Wilson
Historical2007Mistress of the Art of DeathAriana Franklin
Historical2006Red Sky LamentEdward Wright
Historical2005Dark FireCJ Sansom
Historical2004The Damascened BladeBarbara Cleverly
Historical2003The American BoyAndrew Taylor
Historical2002FingersmithSarah Waters
Historical2001The Office of the DeadAndrew Taylor
Historical2000Absent FriendsGillian Linscott
Historical1999Two for the LionsLindsey Davis
Steel - Ian Fleming2021When She Was GoodMichael Robotham
Steel - Ian Fleming2020November RoadLou Berney
Steel - Ian Fleming2019To The LionsHolly Watt
Steel - Ian Fleming2018Bluebird, BluebirdAttica Locke
Steel - Ian Fleming2017Spook StreetMick Herron
Steel - Ian Fleming2016The CartelDon Winslow
Steel - Ian Fleming2015Cop TownKarin Slaughter
Steel - Ian Fleming2014An Officer and A SpyRobert Harris
Steel - Ian Fleming2013GhostmanRoger Hobbs
Steel - Ian Fleming2012A Foreign CountryCharles Cumming
Steel - Ian Fleming2011The Lock ArtistsSteve Hamilton
Steel - Ian Fleming2010A Loyal SpySimon Conway
Steel - Ian Fleming2009The Last ChildJohn Hart
Steel - Ian Fleming2008Child 44Tom Rob Smith
Steel - Ian Fleming2007Sharp ObjectsGillian Flynn
Steel - Ian Fleming2006Mr ClarinetNick Stone
Steel - Ian Fleming2005BrandeburgHenry Porter
Steel - Ian Fleming2004Gardens of BeastsJeffery Deaver
Steel - Ian Fleming2003The Small Boat of Great SorrowsDan Fesperman
Steel - Ian Fleming2002The Sirius CrossingJohn Creed
International2021The Disaster TouristYun Ko-eunLizzie Buehler
International2020The GodmotherHannelore Cayre Stephanie Smee
International2019A Long Night in ParisDov AlfonDaniella Zamir
International2018After the FireHenning MankellMarlaine Delargy
International2017The Dying DetectiveLeif G W PerssonNeil Smith
International2016The Great SwindlePierre LemaîtreFrank Wynne
International2015CamillePierre LemaitreFrank Wynne
International2014The SiegeArturo Perez-ReverteFrank Wynne
International2013Ghost Riders of OrdebecFred Vargas
International2013AlexPierre Lemaitre
International2012The Potter’s FieldAndrea Camilleri
International2011Three SecondsAnders Roslund & B
International2010The Darkest RoomJohan Theorin
International2009The Chalk Circle ManFred Vargas
International2008Lorraine ConnectionDominique Manotti
International2007Wash this Blood Clean from my HandFred Vargas
International2006The Three EvangelistsFred Vargas
John Creasey (New Blood)2021The Creak on the StairsEva Björg Ægisdóttir
John Creasey (New Blood)2020The Man on the StreetTrevor Wood
John Creasey (New Blood)2019ScrublandsChris Hammer
John Creasey (New Blood)2018LolaMelissa Scrivner Love
John Creasey (New Blood)2017Tall OaksChris Whitaker
John Creasey (New Blood)2016DodgersBill Beverly
John Creasey (New Blood)2015Fourth of July CreekSmith Henderson
John Creasey (New Blood)2014The Axeman’s JazzRay Celestin
John Creasey (New Blood)2013Norwegian By NightDerek B Miller
John Creasey (New Blood)2012A Land More Kind than HomeWiley Cash
John Creasey (New Blood)2011Before I Go To SleepS.J Watson
John Creasey (New Blood)2010Acts of ViolenceRyan David Jahn
John Creasey (New Blood)2009Echoes from the DeadJohan Theorin
John Creasey (New Blood)2008The Bethlehem MurdersMatt Rees
John Creasey (New Blood)2007Sharp ObjectsGillian Flynn
John Creasey (New Blood)2006Still LifeLouise Penny
John Creasey (New Blood)2005Running HotDreda Say Mitchell
John Creasey (New Blood)2004AmagansettMark Mills
John Creasey (New Blood)2003Mission FlatsWilliam Landay
John Creasey (New Blood)2002The Cutting RoomLouise Welsh
John Creasey (New Blood)2001The Earthquake BirdSusanna Jones
John Creasey (New Blood)2000God is a BulletBoston Teran
John Creasey (New Blood)1999Lie in the DarkDan Fesperman
John Creasey (New Blood)1998Garnet HillDenise Mina
John Creasey (New Blood)1997Body PoliticPaul Johnston
John Creasey (New Blood)1995A Grave TalentLaurie R King
John Creasey (New Blood)1995One for the MoneyJanet Evanovich
John Creasey (New Blood)1994Big TownDoug J Swanson
John Creasey (New Blood)1992The Ice HouseMinette Walters
John Creasey (New Blood)1991Devil in a Blue DressWalter Mosley
John Creasey (New Blood)1990PostmortemPatricia Cornwell
John Creasey (New Blood)1989A Real Shot in the ArmAnnette Roome
John Creasey (New Blood)1988Death’s Bright AngelJanet Neel
John Creasey (New Blood)1987Dark ApostleDenis Kilcommons
John Creasey (New Blood)1986TinplatesNeville Steed
John Creasey (New Blood)1985The Latimer MercyRobert Richardson
John Creasey (New Blood)1984A Very Private EnterpriseElizbeth Ironside
John Creasey (New Blood)1983The Night the Gods SmiledEric Wright
John Creasey (New Blood)1983The Ariadne ClueCarol Clemeau
John Creasey (New Blood)1982Caroline MinisculeAndrew Taylor
John Creasey (New Blood)1981The Ludi VictorJames Leigh
John Creasey (New Blood)1980DupeLiza Cody
John Creasey (New Blood)1979A Running DuckPaula Gosling
John Creasey (New Blood)1978Saturday of GloryDavid Serafin
John Creasey (New Blood)1977The Judas PairJonathan Gash
John Creasey (New Blood)1976Death of a Thin Skinned AnimalPatrick Alexander
John Creasey (New Blood)1975Acid DropSara George
John Creasey (New Blood)1974The Big FixRoger L Simon
John Creasey (New Blood)1973Don’t Point That Thing at MeKyril Bonfiglioli
Last Laugh1995Laurence Shames
Last Laugh1994Simon Shaw
Last Laugh1993Michael Pearce
Last Laugh1992Carl Hiaasen
Last Laugh1991Mike Riply
Last Laugh1990Simon Shaw
Last Laugh1989Mike Ripley
Last Laugh1988Nancy Livingstone
Dagger in the Library2021Peter May
Dagger in the Library2020Christopher Brookmyre
Dagger in the Library2019Kate Ellis
Dagger in the Library2018Martin EdwardsMartin Edwards
Dagger in the Library2017Mari Hannah
Dagger in the Library2016Elly Griffiths
Dagger in the Library2015Christopher Fowler
Dagger in the Library2014S J Bolton
Dagger in the Library2013Belinda Bauer
Dagger in the Library2012Steve Mosby
Dagger in the Library2011Mo Hayder
Dagger in the Library2010Ariana Franklin
Dagger in the Library2009Colin Cotterill
Dagger in the Library2008Craig Russell
Dagger in the Library2007Stuart MacBride
Dagger in the Library2006Jim Kelly
Dagger in the Library2005Jake Arnott
Dagger in the Library2004Alexander McCall Smith
Dagger in the Library2003Stephen Booth
Dagger in the Library2002Peter Robinson
Dagger in the Library1996Marian Babson
Dagger in the Library1995Lindsey Davis
Publishers' Dagger2021Head of Zeus
Publishers' Dagger2020Orenda Books
Publishers' Dagger2019No Exit Press
Rumpole Award1992Hatred And ContemptPeter Rawlinson
Rumpole Award1990Trial By FireFrances Fyfield
Short Story2021MonstersClare Mackintosh
Short Story2020#Me TooLauren Henderson
Short Story2019The Dummies’ Guide to Serial KillingDanuta Reah
Short Story2018Nemo Me Impune LacessitDenise Mina
Short Story2017The Trials of Margaret in Motives for MurderL C Tyler
Short Story2016On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) By Frans MierJohn Connolly
Short Story2015ApocryphaRichard Lange
Short Story2014Fedora by John Harvey in Deadly PleasuresJohn Harvey
Short Story2013Come Away With MeStella Duffy
Short Story2012The MessageMargaret Murphy
Short Story2012LaptopCath Staincliffe
Short Story2011HomeworkPhil Lovesey
Short Story2010Can You Help Me OutRobert Ferrigno
Short Story2009One Serving of Bad LuckSean Chercover
Short Story2008The Bookbinder’s ApprenticeMartin Edwards
Short Story2007Needle MatchPeter Lovesey
Short Story2006Sins of ScarlettRobert Barnard
Short Story2005No Flies on FrankDanuta Reah
Short Story2004The WeekenderJeffery Deaver
Short Story2003Closer to the FlameJerry Sykes
Short Story2002Martha GraceStella Duffy
Short Story2001Prussian SnowdropsMarion Arnott
Short Story2000Helena and the BabiesDenise Mina
Short Story1999Taking Care of FrankAntony Mann
Short Story1998RootsJerry Sykes
Short Story1997On the Psychiatrist’s CouchReginald Hill
Short Story1996Herbert in MotionIan Rankin
Short Story1995Funny StoryLarry Beinhart
Short Story1994Ian Rankin
Short Story1993Julian Rathbone
Short Story1991Mary Arrigan
Short Story1990Colin Gray
Short Story1989John Davenport
Short Story1988Betty Rowlands
Short Story1987Celia Dale
Short Story1986Peter Lovesey
Short Story1985Madeleine Brent
Short Story1984Reginald Hill
Short Story1983Stanley Cohen
Short Story1982Madeleine Duke
Silver2005Deadly WebbBarbara Nadel
Silver2004Flesh and BloodJohn Harvey
Silver2003Half-Broken ThingsMorag Joss
Silver2002The Final CountryJames Crumley
Silver2001Forty Words for SorrowGiles Blunt
Silver2000Friends in High PlacesDonna Leon
Silver1999Vienna BloodAdrian Mathews
Silver1998Manchester SlingbackNicholaas Blincoe
Silver1997Three to get DeadlyJanet Evanovich
Silver1996BloodhoundsPeter Lovesey
Silver1995The SummonsPeter Lovesey
Silver1994Miss Smilla’s Feeling for SnowPeter Hoeg
Silver1993FatlandsSarah Dunant
Silver1992Bucket NutLiza Cody
Silver1991Deep SleepFrances Fyfield
Silver1990The Late CandidateMike Phillips
Silver1989The Shadow RunDesmond Lowden
Silver1988Toxic ShockSara Paretsky
Silver1987Presumend InnocentScott Turow
Silver1986A Taste for DeathPD James
Silver1985Last Seen AliveDorothy Simpson
Silver1984The Tree of HandsRuth Rendell
Silver1983The Papers of Tony VeitchWilliam McIlvanney
Silver1982Ritual MurderST Haymon
Silver1981The Dead of JerichoColin Dexter
Silver1980Monk’s HoodEllis Peters
Silver1979Service of all the DeadColin Dexter
Silver1979WaxworkPeter Lovesey
Silver1978LaidlawWilliam McIlvanney
Silver1977Rogue EagleJames McClure
Silver1976The Black TowerPD James
Silver1975The Grosvenor Square GoodbyeFrancis Clifford
Silver1974A Coffin for PandoraGwendoline Butler
Silver1973The Rainbird PatternVictor Canning
Silver1972Shroud for a NightingalePD James
Silver1971The Labyrinth MakersAnthony Price
Silver1970Another Way of DyingFrancis Clifford
BCA People's Choice2004Reginald Hill
Police Review1987SnowmanRoger Busby
Police Review1986Bill Knox
Police Review1985Peter N Walker writing as Andrew Arncliffe
The Red Herring Award2020Robert Richardson
The Red Herring Award2019Maxim Jakubowski
The Red Herring Award2018David Stuart Davies
The Red Herring Award2018Ali Karim
The Red Herring Award2018Ayo Onatade
The Red Herring Award2018Mike Stotter
The Red Herring Award2017Barry Forshaw
The Red Herring Award2012Bernard Knight