Saturday, 21 May 2011

Crimefest Day 2 Part 3

This blog is now seriously running behind and I can only put it down to the fact that I am having such a good time!

The last "formal" event that took place on Friday was the announcement of a number of the CWA shortlists. These were the International Dagger, the Non-Fiction Dagger, the Dagger in the Library, the Debut Dagger and the Short Story Dagger which as Chair of the Short Story panel I got to anounce.The short list -


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Judith Flanders: The Invention of Murder (HarperCollins)

Colin Evans: Slaughter on a Snowy Morn (Icon Books)

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

Wilbert Rideau: In the Place of Justice (Profile)

Michael Capuzzo: The Murder Room (Michael Joseph)

Kate Colquhoun: Mr Briggs Hat (Little, Brown)


East of Suez, West of Charing Cross Road by John Lawton - Agents of Treachery - Ed Otto Penzler (Atlantic Books)

Wednesday’s Child by Ken Bruen - First Thrills - Ed. Lee Child (Atlantic Books)
The Princess of Felony Flats - by Bill Cameron - First Thrills - Ed. Lee Child - (Atlantic Books)
The Dead Club - by Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer - First Thrills - Ed. Lee Child (Atlantic Books)
Homework by Phil Lovesey - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Vol 8 - Ed Maxim Jakubowski (Constable and Robinson)


S J Boloton

RJ Ellroy

Jason Goodwin

Mo Hayder

Susan Hill

Phillip Kerr


A Burial Place for Strangers – Sharon Hunt (Canada)

A Quiet Night in Entebbe – Peter Wynn Norris (UK)

A Vicious Indulgence – Annie Hauxwell (Australia)

Biographies of a Victim – Gunnar Lange-Nielsen (Norway)

Hide and Seek – Sarah Darby (UK)

Men of the Rose – Jessica Ramage (UK)

The Boy Who Loved Penguins – SWC Webb (UK)

The Greengrocers and Fruiterers’ Convention – Martin Ungless (UK)

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

The Temp – Luke Melia (UK)

Unveiled Threats – Stephanie Light (UK)

What Hidden Lies – Michele Rowe (South Africa)

The winners will be announced at the Harrogate Crime Festival in July. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Dinner was a joyus affair. Nicci Praca from Quercus took the Shotsmag team along with Jake Kerridge, Shona MacLean, Nigel McCrery and Colin Cotterill out to dinner. We all had a wonderful time. Needless to say that once we got back to the hotel none of us went to bed immediately and I spent the evening in the pleasant company of a lady called Caroline (whose surname I must find out) and various other members of the crime fiction fraternity. So what time did I go to bed? Now that would be telling! I can only say that it was rather late and in the wee hours!

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