The first of the 2013 dagger awards were announced tonight.
Ellis Peters Historical Dagger
Dagger in the Library
Short Story Dagger
The event also saw Lee Child receive his Diamond Dagger and the announcement of the following Dagger longlists:
Frightening how many books there are out there! Really glad to see some favourites in there, though – Pilgrim Soul, Midnight in Peking, The Collini Case and Belinda Bauer. Unfair maybe, since I haven’t read most of the rest, but I’d be happy to see all of these win their categories.
Oh yes, masses of good books! It’ll be so interesting to see who wins and who is longlisted for the next and final batch of three.
I could take this as a reading list for the summer. I’ve read maybe half a dozen of them so plenty to be getting on with. I’d like to see Gordon Ferris win. He’s been my find of the year.
I have heard and read great things for his latest.
I can’t believe The Scent of Death beat Pilgrim Soul! I really didn’t rate it all and was surprised to see it even on the shortlist. Oh, well, I’m delighted to see Belinda Bauer and Midnight in Peking get the recognition they deserve. Thanks for doing this post – I tend to miss these announcements normally. 🙂
Well, I have ‘Alex’ on reservation at the library but I’m going to have to give the Andrew Taylor a second shot because I got bogged down after about fifty pages.
Delighted to see a joint win for French crime fiction: Lemaitre and Vargas are very different though, but I suppose Vargas has won too many times on her own! Delighted by the Belinda Bauer win too – I’ve been meaning to read her for ages, so this is my final push to do just that.
Rubbernecker – her most recent and a standalone – is fab!
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