2012 CWA Shortlists for International, Historical, Non-Fiction, Library, Short Story and Debut Daggers

This evening at CrimeFest in Bristol, the following six CWA Dagger shortlists were announced:

International Dagger
The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)
I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni, translated by Anne Milano Appel (Hersilia Press)
Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson, translated by Laurie Thompson (Quercus/Maclehose)
Trackers by Deon Meyer, translated by T K L Seegers (Hodder & Stoughton)
Phantom by Jo Nesbø, translated by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker)
The Dark Valley by Valerio Varesi, translated by Joseph Farrell (Quercus/Maclehose)

Ellis Peters Historical Dagger
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (Orion)
I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni (Hersilia Press)
Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
Icelight by Aly Monroe (John Murray)
Sacrilege by S.J. Parris (HarperCollins)
A Willing Victim by Laura Wilson (Quercus)

Non-Fiction Dagger
To Live Outside the Law by Leaf Fielding (Serpent’s Tail )
Dark Market by Misha Glenny (Vintage)
Hood Rat by Gavin Knight (Pan Macmillan)
The Negotiator by Ben Lopez (Little, Brown)
Witness by David Smith with Carol Ann Lee (Mainstream)
The Eleventh Day by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Doubleday)

The Dagger in the Library – for a body of work
Belinda Bauer
S.J. Bolton
Susan Hill
Peter May
Steve Mosby
Imogen Robertson

Short Story Dagger
The Golden Hour by Bernie Crossthwaite, from Guilty Consciences – (Editor Martin Edwards; Severn House Publishers.)
Hixton by William Kent Krueger, from Crimes by Moonlight – (Editor Charlaine Harris; Gollancz.)
The Message by Margaret Murphy, from Best Eaten Cold­ – (Murder Squad; The History Press.)
He Did Not Always See Her by Claire Seeber, from Guilty Consciences Consciences – (Editor Martin Edwards; Severn House Publishers.)
A Long Time Dead by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins from The Best American Mystery Stories 2011­ – (Editors Otto Penzler and Harlan Coben; Corvus.)
Laptop by Cath Staincliffe, from Best Eaten Cold­ – (Murder Squad; The History Press.)

Debut Dagger
Death by Glasgow by Jon Breakfield
Easy to Die by Sean Carpenter
The Watchers by Karen Catalona
One Man Army by Bram E. Gieben
Beached by Sandy Gingras
Trick by Sean Hancock
Broken-Winged Bird by Renata Hill
Death Knell by Rob Lowe
Chasing Shadows by Lesley McLaren
The Wrong Domino by Simon Miller
Message from Panama by Britt Vasarhelyi
Port of Spain by Elizabeth Wells

The winners of these Daggers, and the CWA Diamond Dagger (Frederick Forsyth), will be announced/presented at a black tie dinner on 5th July, when the longlists for the second set of Daggers – the Gold, Steel, and John Creasey – will also be announced. The winners of this second set will be revealed at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in the autumn.

Congratulations to all listed.

On a personal basis I’d like to draw your attention to and congratulate Hersilia Press whose I Will Have Vengeance by Maurizio de Giovanni, (translated by Anne Milano Appel) is shortlisted for both the International and Historical Daggers.  Hersilia is a new and small independent publisher exhibiting the standards that can be achieved with the right application.

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