Thanks to our man on the scene, Ali Karim, we now have the winners of five of the 2010 Dagger Awards, announced today during the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England.
CWA International Dagger Award: The Darkest Room, by Johan
Also nominated: Badfellas, by Tonino Benacquista (Bitter Lemon); August Heat, by Andrea Camilleri (Picador); Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker); The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (Quercus/MacLehose Press); and Thirteen Hours, by Deon Meyer (Hodder & Stoughton)
CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction: Aftermath: The Omagh Bombing and the Families’ Pursuit of Justice, by Ruth Dudley Edwards (Harvill Secker). Special commendation: The Monster of Florence, by Douglas Preston, with Mario Spezi (Virgin/Random House).
Also nominated: Major Farran’s Hat, by David Cesarani (Heinemann); Killing Time, by David R. Dow (Heinemann); Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, by Jeff Guinn (Simon & Schuster); and Defending the Guilty, by Alex McBride (Penguin/Viking)
CWA Short Story Dagger: “Can You Help Me Out There,” by Robert Ferrigno (from Thriller 2, edited by Clive Cussler; Mira). Special commendation: “The Weapon,” by Jeffery Deaver (from Thriller 2).
Also nominated: “A Calculated Risk,” by Sean Chercover (from Thriller 2); “Boldt’s Broken Angel,” by Ridley Pearson (from Thriller 2); “Like a Virgin,” by Peter Robinson (from The Price of Love; Hodder & Stoughton); “Killing Time,” by Jon Land (from Thriller 2); and “Protecting the Innocent,” by Simon Wood (from Thriller 2)
CWA Dagger in the Library (“awarded to an author for a body of work, not one single title”): Ariana Franklin (Random House). Special commendation: Simon Beckett (Bantam).
Also nominated: R.J. Ellory (Orion); Mo Hayder (Bantam); Denise Mina (Transworld); and Chris Simms (Orion)
CWA Debut Dagger (“a new-writing competition open to anyone writing in the English language who has not yet had a novel published commercially”): A Place of Dying, by Patrick Eden (UK). Special commendation: Case No. 1, by Sandra Graham (Australia).
Also nominated: All the Precious Things, by Jan Napiorkowski (UK); A Murder in Mumbles, by Rick DeMille (USA); Chinese Whispers, by Alan Carter (Australia); In the Lion’s Throat, by Bob Marriott (New Zealand); Legacy, by Rebecca Brodie (UK); Lockdown, by Danielle Ramsay (UK); Pretty Preeti, by Stephanie Light (India); Safe Harbour, by Rosemary McCracken (Canada); The Beggar’s Opera, by Peggy Blair (Canada); The Chameleon Factor, by Kathleen Stewart (Australia)
It was also announced today that Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, and Tess Gerritsen will be on hand as special guests at the 2011 Harrogate festival.
READ MORE: “Harrogate,” by Martin Edwards (‘Do You Write Under
Your Own Name?’).