2011 CWA Dagger Award Shortlists (part1)

On May 20 in Bristol, The Crime Writers’ Association of Britain announced the first batch of the shortlists for the 2011 CWA Dagger Awards as follows:

International Dagger Shortlist:

The Wings of the Sphinx, by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)

Needle in a Haystack, by Ernesto Mallo, translated by Jethro Soutar (Bitter Lemon Press)

The Saint-Florentin Murders, by Jean-François Parot, translated by Howard Curtis (Gallic)

Three Seconds, by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, translated by Kari Dickson (Quercus)

River of Shadows, by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell (Maclehose)

An Uncertain Place, by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker)

Death on a Galician Shore, by Domingo Villar, translated by Sonia Soto (Abacus)

Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction:

The Invention of Murder, by Judith Flanders (HarperCollins)

Slaughter on a Snowy Morn, by Colin Evans (Icon Books)

The Killer of Little Shepherds, by Douglas Starr (Simon & Schuster)

In the Place of Justice, by Wilbert Rideau (Profile)

The Murder Room, by Michael Capuzzo (Michael Joseph)

Mr Briggs’ Hat, by Kate Colquhoun (Little, Brown)

Short Story Dagger 2011

“Wednesday’s Child,” by Ken Bruen (from First Thrills, edited by Lee Child; Forge)

“The Princess of Felony Flats,” by Bill Cameron (from First Thrills)

“East of Suez, West of Charing Cross Road,” by John Lawton (from Agents of Treachery, edited by Otto Penzler; Vintage)

“Homework,” by Phil Lovesey (from The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Vol 8, edited by Maxim Jakubowski; Constable & Robinson) (originally published in the November 2009 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

“The Dead Club,” by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer (from First Thrills)

Dagger in the Library

SJ Bolton (Bantam Press, Transworld)

RJ Ellory (Orion)

Jason Goodwin (Faber & Faber)

Mo Hayder (Bantam Press, Transworld)

Susan Hill (Vintage)

Philip Kerr (Quercus)

Debut Dagger shortlist (not yet published)

A Burial Place for Strangers, by Sharon Hunt (Canada)

A Quiet Night in Entebbe, by Peter Wynn Norris (UK)

A Vicious Indulgence, by Annie Hauxwell (Australia)

Biographies of a Victim, by Gunnar Lange-Nielsen (Norway)

The Boy Who Loved Penguins, by S.W.C. Webb (UK)

The Greengrocers and Fruiterersユ Convention, by Martin Ungless (UK)

Hide and Seek, by Sarah Darby (UK)

Men of the Rose, by Jessica Ramage (UK)

The Outrageous Behaviour of Left-Handed Dwarves, by Graham Brack (UK)

The Temp, by Luke Melia (UK)

Unveiled Threats, by Stephanie Light (UK)

What Hidden Lies, by Michele Rowe (South Africa)

The winners will be announced in Harrogate on Friday July 22.