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At precisely 6.30pm on Thursday 25th October, the publishing industry gathered to celebrate another year of quality crime writing at the Crime Writers’ Association Daggers Awards.

The CWA Daggers has been synonymous with outstanding crime fiction for over fifty years and presents 10 awards each year.

Head of Zeus were lucky enough to have two authors shortlisted: Martin Edwards for Dagger in the Library and Laura Thompson for the Non-Fiction Gold Dagger.

Champagne was popped, celebrities spotted, before sitting down to a three-course meal. Martin– also the current chair of the CWA and the busiest man in crime fiction – gave the opening keynote speech and later accepted the Dagger in the Library award, presented not just for a single title, but a body of work nominated by librarians. Martin’s acceptance speech then gave a rallying cry for the vital role libraries play in society: they must be prized as part of our culture.

Danger in the Wind
Forsaken Soul
Chambers of Death
Valley of Dry Bones
Killing Season
Three for a Letter
Four for a Boy
Five for Silver
Six for Gold
Seven for a Secret
Eight for Eternity
Nine for the Devil
3 Great Historical Mysteries
The Sanctity of Hate
Covenant With Hell
Medieval Mystery - Box Set II
Medieval Mystery - Box Set I
Death in Roman Britain - Box Set
Death in Byzantium - Box Set
The Queen's Man - Box Set
A Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael
A Morbid Taste For Bones
One Corpse Too Many
Monk's Hood
Saint Peter's Fair
The Leper Of Saint Giles
The Virgin In The Ice
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Devil's Novice
Dead Man's Ransom
The Pilgrim Of Hate
An Excellent Mystery
The Raven In The Foregate
The Rose Rent
The Hermit Of Eyton Forest
The Confession Of Brother Haluin
The Heretic's Apprentice
The Potter's Field
The Summer Of The Danes
The Holy Thief