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Mark Billingham shortlisted for the CWA Daggers

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We’re thrilled to see Mark Billingham has been shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library at the 2019 Crime Writers Association Daggers! The awards have been held annually since 1955, celebrating the finest in British crime writing. The full shortlist can be viewed here and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24th October.

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