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The Crime Writers Association of Great Britain was founded in 1953 and is open to published writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. The Macallan Daggers are sponsored by The Macallan, distillers of the single Highland malt whiskey, in association with the Crime Writers' Association. The CWA Gold Dagger is awarded for the best crime novel of the year.

This Dark Road to Mercy

Wiley Cash 2014
Dead Lions

Mick Herron 2013
The Rage

Gene Kerrigan 2012
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Tom Franklin 2011

Belinda Bauer 2010
A Whispered Name

William Broderick 2009
Silence of the Grave

Arnaldur Indridason 2005

Sara Paretsky Warshawski novel 2004
Fox Evil

Minette Walters 2003
The Athenian Murders

Jose Carlos Somoza 2002

Henning Menkell 2001
Motherless Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem 2000
A Small Death In Lisbon

Robert Wilson 1999
Sunset Limited

James Lee Burke Dave Robicheaux novels 1998
Black Blue

Ian Rankin 1997

Ben Elton 1996
The Mermaids Singing

Val McDermid 1995
The Scolds Bride

Minette Walters 1994
Cruel and Unusual

Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta novels 1993
The Way through the Woods

Colin Dexter novel 1992
King Solomons Carpet

Barbara Vine 1991
Bones and Silence

Reginald Hill Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novel 1990
The Wench is Dead

Colin Dexter novel 1989

Michael Dibdin 1988
A Fatal Inversion

Barbara Vine 1987
Live Flesh

Ruth Rendell novels 1986
Monkey Puzzle

Paula Gosling 1985
The Twelfth Juror

B.M. Gill 1984
Accidental Crimes

John Hutton 1983
The False Inspector Dew

Peter Lovesey 1982
Gorky Park

Martin Cruz Smith 1981
The Murder Of The Maharajah

H.R.F. Keating 1980
Whip Hand

Dick Francis 1979
The Chelsea Murders

Lionel Davidson 1978
The Honourable Schoolboy

John LeCarre novel 1977
A Demon in My View

Ruth Rendell novels 1976
The Seven Percent Solution

Nicholas Meyer 1974
Other Paths to Glory

Anthony Price David Audley,a historian and spy in England novel 1974
The Defection Of Aj Lewinter

Robert Littell 1973
The Levanter

Eric Ambler novel 1971
The Steam Pig

James McClure 1971
Young Man I Think Youre Dying

Joan Fleming 1970
A Pride Of Heroes

Peter Dickinson 1969
Skin Deep

Peter Dickinson 1968
Murder Against The Grain

Emma Lathen 1967
A Long Way To Shiloh

Lionel Davidson 1966
The Far Side of the Dollar

Ross Macdonald Lew Archer novels 1965
The Perfect Murder

H.R.F. Keating 1964
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

John LeCarre novel 1963
When I Grow Rich

Joan Fleming 1962