Golden Dagger Award

Jane Harper

The Dry by Jane Harper has won the UK Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of the year.

Almost everyone has something to hide in The Dry, Jane Harper’s Australian-set humdinger of a debut. With razor-sharp characterisation she skilfully peels back the layers of secrets and lies within a drought-ridden farming community – a perfectly-paced page-turner.

The Gold Dagger is awarded to the best crime novel of the year. It was originally created in 1955, under the name of the Crossed Red Herrings Award. The first winner was Winston Graham for The Little Walls. It was renamed the Gold Dagger in 1960 and has been awarded ever since with variations in its name depending on sponsorship.

Read more in the SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/jane-harper-wins-britains-top-crimewriting-award-20171027-gz9fu1.html

Read more about the Daggers here: https://thecwa.co.uk/the-daggers/

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