25 June 2009

Those CWA International Dagger nominees - my rankings

Four down - 2 to go!

I have now read 4 *** of the shortlisted nominations for CWA International Dagger and have both the others on my shelves.
The winners will be announced in London on the evening of July 15 - I will try to get them read.
I have linked the titles I have already read to my reviews.
Just looking at the final list, I think this is going to be a tough one to call.
  • Karin Alvtegen, SHADOW, translated by McKinley Burnett, (Canongate)
  • *** Arnaldur Indriðason, ARCTIC CHILL, translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker)- my rating 4.8
  • Stieg Larsson, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, translated by Reg Keeland (MacLehose Quercus)
  • *** Jo Nesbø, THE REDEEMER, translated by Don Bartlett (Harvill Secker) - my rating 4.8
  • *** Johan Theorin, ECHOES FROM THE DEAD, translated by Marlaine Delargy (Doubleday) - my rating 4.9
  • *** Fred Vargas, THE CHALK CIRCLE MAN, translated by Siân Reynolds (Harvill Secker) - my rating 4.5
Norman on Crime Scraps delivered his verdict yesterday, and he and I are in agreeance so far.
Something to check: Euro Crime's CWA International Dagger polls - compare the "sentimental" with the "logical" favourite.

I'm starting to read SHADOW tonight!


Uriah Robinson said...

I hope you have time to read Shadow and FIRE before the cut off point as I will be interested in your rankings for these two compared to the other four. Thanks for the link.

Susan said...

I'm updating my blog and discovered you weren't on my blogroll! I don't know how I missed it, since you read more mysteries than I do so you are essential reading for me....plus I like you! so, all fixed now, and I came over to say hi, and have added three new books from your posts to my TBR pile!! - new Vargas, new Indridason (one of my favourites now), and Johan Theorin (I went and read your review.) i'm happy to say that I read one book you just got out from the library, Last Rituals! I'll be doing a review this week.

I'm too late to read all the International Daggers shortlist, but it's a good idea for next year.....

Kerrie said...

I'm halfway through SHADOW Norman, so yes, I hope to get there.

Kerrie said...

You are very welcome Susan. You are more of a "splasher" than me. I'm glad you enjoy the crime fiction too.


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