Friday, May 25, 2012

Daggers in Search of Targets

During an event held this evening at CrimeFest, the British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) announced its nominees for six different 2012 Dagger Awards. They are as follows:

CWA International Dagger:
The Potter’s Field, by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)
I Will Have Vengeance, by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated by Anne Milano Appel (Hersilia Press)
Until Thy Wrath Be Past, by Åsa Larsson, translated by Laurie Thompson (Quercus/MacLehose)
Trackers, by Deon Meyer, translated by T.K.L Seegers (Hodder & Stoughton)
Phantom, by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker)
The Dark Valley, by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell (Quercus/MacLehose)

CWA Non-fiction Dagger:
To Live Outside the Law, by Leaf Fielding (Serpent’s Tail)
Dark Market, by Misha Glenny (Vintage)
Hood Rat, by Gavin Knight (Pan Macmillan)
The Negotiator, by Ben Lopez (Little, Brown)
Witness, by David Smith with Carol Ann Lee (Mainstream)
The Eleventh Day, by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Transworld/Doubleday)

CWA Short Story Dagger:
“The Golden Hour,” by Bernie Crossthwaite (from Guilty Consciences, edited by Martin Edwards; Severn House
• “Hixton,” by William Kent Krueger (from Crimes by Moonlight, edited by Charlaine Harris; Gollancz)
“The Message,” by Margaret Murphy (from Murder Squad: Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories, edited by Martin Edwards; The Mystery Press)
“He Did Not Always See Her,” by Claire Seeber (from Guilty Consciences)
“A Long Time Dead,” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (from The Best American Mystery Stories 2011, edited by Harlan Coben and Otto Penzler; Corvus)
“Laptop,” by Cath Staincliffe (from Murder Squad: Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories)

CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger:
The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau (Orion)
I Will Have Vengeance, by Maurizio de Giovanni (Hersilia Press)
Bitter Water, by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
Prague Fatale, by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
Icelight, by Aly Monroe (John Murray)
Sacrilege, by S.J. Parris (HarperCollins)
A Willing Victim, by Laura Wilson (Quercus)

CWA Dagger in the Library:
Belinda Bauer
S.J. Bolton
Susan Hill
Peter May
Steve Mosby
Imogen Robertson

CWA Debut Dagger:
Death by Glasgow, by Jon Breakfield
Easy to Die, by Sean Carpenter
The Watchers, by Karen Catalona
One Man Army, by Bram E. Gieben
Beached, by Sandy Gingras
Trick, by Sean Hancock
Broken-Winged Bird, by Renata Hill
Death Knell, by Rob Lowe
Chasing Shadows, by Lesley McLaren
The Wrong Domino, by Simon Miller
Message from Panama, by Britt Vasarhelyi
Port of Spain, by Elizabeth Wells

More information is available at the CWA Web site. Winners of these commendations will be named during a black-tie dinner on July 5.

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