THE DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY
The Dagger in the Library (formerly the Golden Handcuffs) is awarded to the (living) author who has given most pleasure to readers; it recognises a body of work, not one single title. The award is nominated by UK libraries and readers' groups, and is judged by a panel of librarians who work with the public.
Thanks are due Dead Good, The Random House Group and the Reading Agency for their support and sponsorship of this unique award and also a big thank you to all the public library staff and users who take the time to nominate their favourite authors for this award.
For more information about the winners listed below, click the appropriate year.