Crossed Red Herring Award

Gold Dagger

The Gold Dagger Award was an award given annually by the Crime Writers' Association for best crime novel of the year.

For its first five years, it was known as the Crossed Red Herring Award.

From 1995 to 2002 the award acquired sponsorship from Macallan and was known as the Macallan Gold Dagger.

In 2006, due to new sponsorship from the Duncan Lawrie Bank, the award was officially renamed the Duncan Lawrie Dagger, and gained a prize fund of £20,000, making it the biggest crime-fiction award in the world, in monetary terms.

For many years, a Silver Dagger Award was also awarded, essentially a runners-up trophy. However, when Duncan Lawrie acquired sponsorship, this award was dropped.

Winners

Winners and, where known, shortlisted titles for each year:

2000s

2008

1990s

1999

1980s

1989

1970s

1979

1960s

1969

1950s

1959

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