The Crime Writers Association Dagger Award shortlists have been announced in the following categories (see the CWA website for the full list):
: 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
: Best Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Spy fiction not originally written in English.
: Best submitted novel from an unpublished writer.
: Best Historical Crime Novel
Of particular note are the John Creasey New Blood
by Tim Baker (Faber & Faber, London)
Signed firsts are listing for up to $70 USD.
by Bill Beverly (No Exit Press)
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).
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.
Labels: 2016, Crime, CWA Dagger Awards, debut novel, Eileen, Fever, fiction, Nicholas Searle, Ottessa Moshfegh, shortlist, suspense, The Good Liar, thriller, Tim Baker