Friday, May 31, 2013

Daggers Seek Their Targets

The British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) today announced its shortlists of nominees for six different Dagger Awards.

Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre,
translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus)
The Missing File, by D.A. Mishani,
translated by Steven Cohen (Quercus)
Two Soldiers, by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström,
translated by Kari Dickson (Quercus)
Ghost Riders of Ordebec, by Fred Vargas,
translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)
Death in Sardinia, by Marco Vichi,
translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Collini Case, by Ferdinand von Schirach,
translated by Anthea Bell (Michael Joseph)

Midnight in Peking, by Paul French (Penguin Viking)
The Boy in the River, by Richard Hoskins (Pan Macmillan)
Against a Tide of Evil, by Mukesh Kapila, with Damien Lewis (Mainstream)
A Fine Day for a Hanging, by Carol Ann Lee (Mainstream)
Injustice, by Clive Stafford Smith (Random House)
Murder at Wrotham Hill, by Diana Souhami (Quercus)

The Heretics, by Rory Clements (John Murray)
Pilgrim Soul, by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
The Paris Winter, by Imogen Robertson (Headline)
Dead Men and Broken Hearts, by Craig Russell (Quercus)
The Twelfth Department, by William Ryan (Mantle)
The Scent of Death, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)

Method Murder,” by Simon Brett (from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, Volume 10, edited by Maxim Jakubowski; Constable)
Stairway C,” by Piero Colaprico (from Outsiders, edited by Ben Faccini; MacLehose Press)
Come Away with Me,” by Stella Duffy (from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, Volume 10)
The Case of Death and Honey,” by Neil Gaiman (from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, Volume 10)
Ferengi,” by Carlo Lucarelli (from Outsiders)
Lost and Found,” by Zoë Sharp (from Vengeance, edited by Lee Child; Corvus)

Belinda Bauer
Alison Bruce
Gordon Ferris
Christopher Fowler
Elly Griffiths
Michael Ridpath

(The longlist of contenders for this prize can be found here.)

Aine Oomhnaill (Ireland), The Assassin’s Keeper
Finn Clarke (UK), Call Time
Sue Dawes (UK), TAG
Alex Sweeney (UK), Working in Unison
Marie Hannan-Mandel (USA), Lesson Plan for Murder
Ron Puckering (UK), Honour or Justice
David Evans (UK), Torment
Jayne Barnard (Canada), When the Bow Breaks
D.B. Carew (Canada), Fighting Darkness: The Killer Trail
Mike Craven (UK), Born in a Burial Gown
Emma Melville (UK), The Journeyman
Joanna Dodd (UK), A Cure for All Evils

The winners of these prizes will be announced during a July 15 dinner at Kings Place in London. Also included in those festivities will be the presentation, to Lee Child, of this year’s Diamond Dagger and an announcement of the nominees for the CWA’s annual Gold, Steel, and John Creasey Daggers.

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