Sapere Books are proud to be sponsoring the Crime Writers’ Association’s Historical Dagger Award, which is for the best historical crime novel set in any period at least 50 years prior to the year in which the prize is presented.
This year’s judges were Janet Laurence, the author of four cookery books and a series of articles on historical cookery; Angela May Rippon CBE, a television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter; and Professor Edward James, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at University College Dublin.
The 2021 longlist has now been announced. Many congratulations to the following authors and publishers:
Justice for Athena by J M Alvey, Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Snow by John Banville, Faber
Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan, Hodder & Stoughton
Riviera Gold by Laurie R King, Allison & Busby
The Unwanted Dead by Chris Lloyd, Orion Fiction, The Orion Publishing Group
Execution by S J Parris, HarperFiction, HarperCollins
The Night of Shooting Stars by Ben Pastor, Bitter Lemon Press
The City Under Siege by Michael Russell, Constable, Little, Brown Book Group
Skelton’s Guide to Domestic Poisons by David S. Stafford, Allison & Busby
Chaos by A D Swanston, Bantam Press, Transworld
The Dead of Winter by Nicola Upson, Faber
The Mimosa Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu, Constable, Little, Brown Book Group