Friday, May 15, 2015

Daggers Take Aim

CrimeFest 2015 kicked off yesterday in Bristol, England, and will continue into early Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow evening is expected to bring the announcement of who has won four awards dispensed annually during this convention. But tonight’s festivities concluded with news about shortlisted contenders for five other prizes, to be given out on June 30 by the UK Crime Writers’ Association.

The International Dagger:
Falling Freely, As If in a Dream, by Leif G.W. Persson,
translated by Paul Norlen (Transworld)
Camille, by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne (Quercus)
Cobra, by Deon Meyer, translated by (Hodder & Stoughton)
Arab Jazz, by Karim Miské, translated by Sam Gordon (MacLehose)
The Invisible Guardian, by Dolores Redondo, translated by Isabelle Kaufeler (HarperCollins)
Into a Raging Blaze, by Andreas Norman, translated by
Ian Giles (Quercus)

The Short Story Dagger:
“Apocrypha,” by Richard Lange (from Sweet Nothing: Stories, by Richard Lange; Mulholland Press)
“Red Eye,” by Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane (from Face Off, edited by David Baldacci; Sphere)
“The Hunter,” by Dashiell Hammett (from The Hunter and Other Stories; No Exit Press)
“Sweet Nothing,” by Richard Lange (from Sweet Nothing)
“Juror 8,” by Stuart Neville (from OxCrimes; Profile)
“The Dead Their Eyes Implore Us,” by George Pelecanos
(from OxCrimes)

The Non-fiction Dagger:
In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile,
by Dan Davies (Quercus)
A Kim Jong-Il Production, by Paul Fischer (Penguin)
Ghettoside: Investigating a Homicide Epidemic, by Jill Leovy
(Bodley Head)
Gun Baby Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun,
by Iain Overton (Canongate)
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, by Ǻsne Seierstad (Virago)
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,
by Bryan Stevenson (Scribe)

The Endeavour Historical Dagger:
Havana Sleeping, by Martin Davies (Hodder & Stoughton)
Lamentation, by C. J. Sansom (Mantle)
The Man from Berlin, by Luke McCallin (No Exit Press)
The Seeker, by S.G. MacLean (Quercus)
The Silent Boy, by Andrew Taylor (HarperCollins)
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse (Orion)

The Debut Dagger:
Dark Chapter, by Winnie M. Li
Last of the Soho Legends, by Greg Keen
The Ice Coffin, by Jill Sawyer
The Pure Drop, by Nigel Robbins
Lock Me In, by Kate Simants

In addition, Diamond Dagger recipient Catherine Aird presented Lesley Mace with the Margery Allingham Short Story Award for “Game Over.”

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