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Abir Mukherjee & Rahul Raina shortlisted for CWA Daggers 2022

Abir Mukherjee and Rahul Raina are among those shortlisted for the 2022 Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards. For the Gold Dagger, which is awarded for the crime novel of the year, Abir Mukherjee is shortlisted for The Shadows of Men (Harvill Secker), the fifth instalment in his bestselling Wyndham and Banerjee series following the killing of a Hindu theologian in Calcutta which sets the city ablaze with religious and political conflict. For the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, which is awarded for the best crime novel by a first-time author, Rahul Raina is shortlisted for How to Kidnap the Rich (Little, Brown), a thought-provoking satirical thriller about two wealthy young kidnap victims in Delhi who easily turn the tables on their captors and decide to get into the game themselves.

The Dagger awards ceremony will be held at the Leonardo City hotel in London on 29th June, coinciding with National Crime Reading Month, which takes place throughout June. Tickets are available now from the CWA. 

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