Gold Dagger

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

For its first five years, the organization's top honor was known as the Crossed Red Herring Award.

From 1995 to 2002 the award acquired sponsorship from Macallan and was known as the Macallan Gold Dagger.

In 2006, due to new sponsorship from the Duncan Lawrie Bank, the award was officially renamed the Duncan Lawrie Dagger, and gained a prize fund of £20,000. It was the biggest crime-fiction award in the world in monetary terms. In 2008, Duncan Lawrie Bank quietly withdrew its sponsorship of the awards. As a result, the top prize is again called the Gold Dagger, but the monetary award has been slashed from £20,000 to £2,500.[1]

From 1969 to 2005, the CWA awarded a Silver Dagger to the runner up. When Duncan Lawrie acquired sponsorship, this award was dropped.

The Crime Writers' Association also awards a biennial CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and several other "Dagger" awards.

Winners[edit]

Winners and, where known, shortlisted titles for each year:

2000s[edit]

2013[2]
2012[3]
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006 (award renamed)
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000

1990s[edit]

1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990

1980s[edit]

1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980

1970s[edit]

1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970

1960s[edit]

1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960 (award renamed)

1950s[edit]

1959
1958
1957
1956
1955

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