CWA Gold Dagger Award Winners

The Gold Dagger is awarded to the best crime novel of the year. It was originally created in 1955, under the name of the Crossed Red Herrings Award. T ...more

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Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus ...

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4.14 avg rating — 17,220 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2020)
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The Puppet Show (Washington...

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4.36 avg rating — 6,170 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2019)
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The Liar (Eddie Flynn #3)

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4.32 avg rating — 4,917 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2018)
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The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

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4.02 avg rating — 188,711 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2017)
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Dodgers

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3.88 avg rating — 5,622 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year (2016)
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Life or Death

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4.08 avg rating — 9,314 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2015)
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Midnight in Peking: How the...

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3.84 avg rating — 6,544 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction (2013)
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Dead Lions (Slough House, #2)

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4.03 avg rating — 7,751 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2013)
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The Eleventh Day: 9/11 - Th...

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4.10 avg rating — 654 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction (2012)
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The Rage

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3.68 avg rating — 896 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year (2012)
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The Killer of Little Shephe...

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3.86 avg rating — 4,836 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2011)
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

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3.84 avg rating — 40,892 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2011)
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Aftermath: The Omagh Bombin...

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3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2010)
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Blacklands (Exmoor Trilogy #1)

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3.70 avg rating — 7,835 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2010)
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A Whispered Name (Father An...

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4.01 avg rating — 474 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2009)
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Nationality: Wog: The Hound...

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4.44 avg rating — 16 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2008)
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Blood From Stone

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3.52 avg rating — 296 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2008)
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The Broken Shore (Broken Sh...

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3.85 avg rating — 5,778 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2007)
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CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2006)
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Raven Black (Shetland Islan...

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3.93 avg rating — 36,846 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2006)
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On the Run: A Mafia Childhood

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3.88 avg rating — 653 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2005)
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Silence of the Grave (Inspe...

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3.97 avg rating — 19,024 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Fiction (2005)
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The Italian Boy: A Tale of ...

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3.70 avg rating — 738 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2004)
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Cosa Nostra: A History of t...

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3.90 avg rating — 2,819 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2004)
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Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski,...

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3.85 avg rating — 4,217 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Fiction (2004)
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The Devil in the White City...

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3.98 avg rating — 573,493 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award (2003)
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Pointing From The Grave: A ...

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3.51 avg rating — 174 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (2003)
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Fox Evil

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3.60 avg rating — 3,534 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Fiction (2003)
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Criminal Shadows: Inside Th...

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3.67 avg rating — 184 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Non Fiction (1994)
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The Scold's Bridle

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3.93 avg rating — 9,602 ratings
CWA Gold Dagger Award for Fiction (1994)
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