The Crime Writers' Association celebrated winners in 11 categories of the 2022 Dagger Awards, which "honor the very best in the crime writing genre." Ray Celestin received two Daggers for his novel Sunset Swing, including the CWA Gold Dagger for the crime novel of the year as well as the Historical Dagger.
CWA chair Maxim Jakubowski said: "This is a book bursting with heart, soul and spirit, at once all-encompassing and intimate, superbly paced and immaculately constructed. It's a testimony to this book that Ray has scooped not just one, but two CWA Daggers."
Other winners included M.W. Craven for Dead Ground (best thriller), Janice Hallett for The Appeal (best debut), and Julia Laite for The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A True Story of Sex, and Crime and the Meaning of Justice (nonfiction). Check out the complete list of Dagger winners here.