I first wrote about my progress towards reading eligible titles for this year’s International Dagger Award for crime fiction translated into English a few weeks ago and had planned for this follow up post to to cover the mass of extra books I had read before the announcement of the official shortlist on Friday night (UK time).
Alas I only managed a further 3 books, bringing my total to a rather paltry 18 of the eligible 76 books (as listed at Euro Crime)
- Camilleri, Andrea; The Potter’s Field
- Camilleri, Andrea; The Track of Sand;
- Drvenkar, Zoran; Sorry (DNF)
- Enger, Thomas; Burned
- Fossum, Karin; The Caller SL
- Higashino, Keigo; The Devotion Of Suspect X
- Holt, Anne; Fear Not
- Horst, Jørn Lier; Dregs SL
- Indridason, Arnaldur; Outrage SL
- Kaaberbol, Lene & Friis, Agnete; The Boy in the Suitcase
- Läckberg, Camilla; The Drowning
- Läckberg, Camilla; The Hidden Child
- Larsson, Asa; Until Thy Wrath Be Past SL
- Meyer, Deon; Trackers SL
- Nykanen, Harri Nights of Awe
- Nesbo, Jo; Headhunters
- Theorin, Johan; The Quarry SL
- Tursten, Helene; Night Rounds
- Wagner, Jan Costin; Winter Of The Lions
I’ve indicated which six of these would make my personal shortlist and there have been no changes since my first post. My personal favourite of those is Karin Fossum’s THE CALLER but any of them would be a worthy winner.
Now I wait to see if any of these make the official shortlist and get my credit card ready so I can order the shortlisted books I haven’t read in time for the winner’s announcement in a few weeks. Hopefully I have at least made something of a start and one or two of my selections make it to the judges’ shortlist.
Other people are speculating about their choices over at Euro Crime.