Daggers Drawn (Hardback)
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Daggers Drawn (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 21/09/2021
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Gathering together nineteen winners of the CWA dagger for best short story, this superb collection features a host of crime fiction’s biggest names, from Jeffery Deaver and Ian Rankin to Denise Mina and John Connolly.

Maxim Jakubowski has edited all the great names in crime fiction and stories from his anthologies have won the CWA Dagger six times. Now he has collected 19 Dagger award-winning stories in one volume, making it the first retrospective deep dive into the CWA's archive of Dagger Award winners.

Bringing together the greatest crime fictions authors such as Ian Rankin, Jeffery Deaver, John Connolly, Denise Mina, John Harvey and many more. Edgy, twisted and disturbing, Daggers Drawn is a visceral and thrilling collection showcasing the very best modern crime fiction has to offer.

Contributors include: Ian Rankin; Jeffery Deaver; John Connolly; John Harvey; Denise Mina; Julian Rathbone; Martin Edwards; Peter Lovesey; Lauren Henderson; Stella Duffy; Peter O'Donnell (writing as Madeleine Brent); Danuta Reah; Cath Staincliffe; Margaret Murphy; L.C. Tyler; Phil Lovesey; Larry Beinhart; Richard Lange; Jerry Sykes.

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789097986
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A well written sharp, incisive crime story (much like a dagger thrust should be) is a thing of beauty. There are many in this anthology. Read and enjoy."
- Frost Magazine

"Quality and variety... are guaranteed."
- Morning Star

"Chilling and crafty, and full of devious characters. Not all of the victims are innocent, and the effects of each story will linger long after you close the volume."
- The Girl Who Reads

"It's good to see earlier contributions from such luminaries as Peter O'Donnell, Julian Rathbone and Larry Beinhart among the star-studded cast which features Ian Rankin, Jeffrey Deaver, Denise Mina and John Harvey."
- Shots Mag

"The daggers are drawn, business ends out. An absolute must read for all crime fiction fans."
- Advance the Plot

"Edgy, twisted and disturbing, Daggers Drawn is a visceral and thrilling collection showcasing the very best modern crime fiction has to offer."
- Book Lover's Boudoir

"[A]n overall entertaining tale of short stories with quite a few enjoyable tales to entice the reader."
- Run Along the Shelves

"I'd definitely recommend this great collection for anyone who is a crime fiction fan."
- Snazzy Books

"[A]n engrossing and entertaining read."
- Annarellix Review

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“A Fantastic, Disturbing Collection”

Daggers Drawn is a leap into the Crime Writers’ Association’s (CWA) archive of Short Story Dagger Award winners from its beginnings in 1938 through to the present day. It brings the reader a collection of works from... More

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