The Ian Fleming Dagger Award

The Crime Writers' Association announced the shortlist of this year's Dagger awards on 26th July in London.

The Ian Fleming Award recognises books set in any period and include, but are not limited to, spy fiction and/or action/ adventure stories. Ian Fleming said there was one essential criterion for a good thriller – that “one simply has to turn the pages”; this is one of the main characteristics that the judges look for.