2016 CWA Dagger Shortlists Announced

The Crime Writers Association Dagger Award shortlists have been announced in the following categories (see the CWA website for the full list):

Goldsboro Gold: Best Crime Novel of the Year
Ian Flemming Steel: Best Thriller of the Year
John Creasey New Blood: Best Crime Thriller by a first-time author
International: Best Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Spy fiction not originally written in English.
Short Story
Debut: Best submitted novel from an unpublished writer.
Endeavor Historical: Best Historical Crime Novel

Of particular note are the John Creasey New Blood titles:

Fever by Tim Baker (Faber & Faber, London)

Signed firsts are listing for up to $70 USD.

Dodgers by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)

Freedom's Child by Jax Miller (HarperCollins)

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle (Viking, London)

Abebooks has a number of signed copies for less than $40 USD. This one could go up in value fairly quickly. You want the U.K. printing (published by Viking), not the U.S. edition (which shows a pair of glasses on the cover).

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh (Jonathan Cape)

This one is already hitting the collectibles market, with prices listing in the $100-$200 range for unsigned first printings. Signed first printings of the Jonathan Cape edition can list up to $400 USD.

Moshfegh is on a signing tour and will be at Powell's on August 23rd. You can preorder a signed edition, but it is for the Penguin (U.S.) trade paperback, not the Jonathan Cape (U.K.) printing.

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