M. W. Craven: The Curator (Constable)
Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Stuart Turton: The Devil and the Dark Water (Raven Books)
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir: The Creak on the Stairs (Orenda Books)
Sapere Books Historical Dagger
A. D. Swanston: Chaos (Bantam Press)
Short Story Dagger
Robert Scragg: A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas in Afraid of the Christmas Lights, edited by Robert Scragg
Victoria Selman: Hunted in Afraid of the Christmas Lights, edited by Robert Scragg
Stuart Turton: Murder Most Vial in First Edition: Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books (Dome Press)
Honouring the very best in crime writing, the annual awards are the oldest in the genre with previous winners including Ian Rankin, John le Carré, Reginald Hill and Ruth Rendell.
The shortlists will be announced in May with the awards ceremony taking place at the start of July.
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