The Crime Writers' Association has announced the shortlists for its Dagger awards, now part of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on ITV3 ().
CWA Gold Dagger
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson (Black Swan)
In the Dark by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
Hit and Run by Lawrence Block (Orion)
A Whispered Name by William Broderick (Little, Brown)
The Coroner by M R Hall (Macmillan)
Dark Times In The City by Gene Kerrigan (Harvill Secker)
CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Orion)
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (Weidenfeld)
The Last Child by John Hart (John Murray)
Calumet City by Charlie Newton (Bantam)
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Michael Joseph)
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (HarperCollins)
The Interrogator by Andrew Williams (John Murray)
CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
Sweetsmoke by David Fuller (Abacus)
Bad Catholics by James Green (Luath)
No Way To Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks (Five Leaves)
Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg (John Murray)
Echoes from The Dead by Johan Theorin (Doubleday)
The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell (Penguin).
The awards will take place at the Grosvenor House hotel on Wednesday 21 October 2009.