The Crime Readers' Association

Launch of Dagger in the Library 2017

2nd November 2016

The CWA is pleased to announce the launch of Dagger in the Library 2017.

The prize is made to an author for a body of work that is popular with library users. The prizewinner must have at least 4 crime books published which are widely available in libraries in one format or another, and mustn’t have won the Dagger in the Library before.

Want to know who has won before? Check out and look for the archive info. Our current holder is Elly Griffiths.

Only library staff can vote – but library users are welcome to make suggestions of course! One vote per member of staff.

Nominations close on 31 December 2016. For full details and – if you’re library staff – to nominate, please visit


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