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Robotham longlisted for CWA Gold Dagger

Life or Death by Australian author Michael Robotham (Sphere) has been longlisted for the 2015 Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Gold Dagger award for best crime novel in the UK.

Life or Death is one of eight books nominated for the Gold Dagger, which is presented for a crime novel published in the UK between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015. A shortlist of four titles will be announced on 30 June at a ceremony to mark the end of Crime Reading Month and the winner will be announced in the UK autumn.

Robotham was previously longlisted for the award in 2013 for Say You’re Sorry (Sphere).

The CWA also announced the 2015 longlists for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger awards. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Catherine Aird is the recipient of this year’s Diamond Dagger award, which is presented to an author ‘with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction’ whose career is ‘marked by sustained excellence’.


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