Friday, May 16, 2014

Awards News: International Dagger 2014 Shortlist

At CrimeFest this evening the International Dagger shortlist was announced by Janet Laurence and is as follows:
Arnaldur Indridason - Strange Shores tr. Victoria Cribb
Pierre Lemaitre - Irene tr. Frank Wynne
Arturo Perez-Reverte - The Siege, tr. Frank Wynne
Olivier Truc - Forty Days without Shadow, tr. Louise Rogers LaLaurie
Simon Urban - Plan D tr. Katy Derbyshire
Fred Vargas - Dog Will Have His Day, tr. Siân Reynolds
More about the books on the shortlist and the judges' comments can be found on the CWA website.

1 comment:

Kenneth said...

From a reader's perspective, this strikes me as a dull, disappointing list. While Indridason and LeMaitre's books seem list "worthy", the remaining four are not selling especially well, and the few that have more than 4-5 reviews are typically being rated well below 4 stars in Amazon UK, Amazon USA, and other lists. I always peruse these lists to find new treasures for my nightstand, and while I was aware of the first two books beforehand, I had been hoping for a winner or two from the remaining 4, but yuk! Ken