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CWA Dagger longlists revealed featuring Ian Rankin, Kate Summerscale & Denise Mina

The 2021 Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Dagger awards longlists have been revealed with Ian Rankin, Kate Summerscale and Denise Mina among the authors chosen. Ian Rankin's A Song for the Dark Times (Orion) is up for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Kate Summerscale's The Haunting of Alma Fielding (Bloomsbury) for ALCS Gold Dagger, and Denise Mina for Dagger in the Library. 

Nominated by publishers and judged by industry professionals the Dagger Awards represent the best crime writing in the industry. The Crime Writers’ Association was founded in 1953 by John Creasey; its aim to support, promote and celebrate crime writers of both fiction and non-fiction and to promote their work. The CWA Dagger shortlists will be announced in May with the awards ceremony taking place at the start of July. 

Click here to browse the longlists. 

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