Gold Dagger Award

The Gold Dagger Award is an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for the best crime novel of the year.

 

2017 selection

The Dry

Aaron Falk #1

Gold Dagger Award 2017

by Jane Harper

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up…You’ll love [her] sleight of hand…A secret on every page.” —The New York Times

“One...


2016 selection

Dodgers

Gold Dagger Award 2016

by Bill Beverly

'One of the best literary crime novels you will read in your lifetime' - Donald Ray Pollock

When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss...


2015 selection

Life or Death

Gold Dagger Award 2015

by Michael Robotham

The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new novel from international bestseller Michael Robotham -- already receiving rave reviews, this is the most original, compelling thriller...


2009 selection

A Whispered Name

Father Anselm Mysteries #3

Gold Dagger Award 2009

by William Brodrick

To keep quiet about something so important . . . well, it's almost a lie, wouldn't you say?'

When Father Anselm meets Kate Seymour in the cemetery at Larkwood, he is dismayed to hear her allegation. Herbert Moore...


2008 selection

Blood From Stone

Gold Dagger Award 2008

by Frances Fyfield

When the body of a successful criminal barrister is found outside a chic Kensington hotel, it looks at first like a suicide. For colleagues and friends, her death comes as a huge shock - Marianne Shearer was...


2007 selection

The Broken Shore

Broken Shore #1

Gold Dagger Award 2007

by Peter Temple

Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is—one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa,...


2005 selection

Silence of the Grave

Inspector Erlendur #4

Gold Dagger Award 2005

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Now Iceland has its own Mankell."

---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American...


1997 selection

Black And Blue

Inspector Rebus #8

Gold Dagger Award 1997

by Ian Rankin

In the 1960s, the infamous Bible John terrorised Scotland when he murdered three women, taking three souvenirs. Thirty years later, a copycat is at work, dubbed Johnny Bible.

DI John Rebus's unconventional methods...