Monday, September 07, 2009

Remaining CWA Dagger shortlists announced

The remaining 2009 CWA Dagger award shortlists have been announced today:
The CWA Gold Dagger

Kate Atkinson: When Will There Be Good News? (Black Swan/Transworld)
Mark Billingham: In the Dark (Little, Brown)
Lawrence Block: Hit and Run (Orion)
William Broderick: A Whispered Name (Little, Brown)
MR Hall: The Coroner (Pan Macmillan)
Gene Kerrigan: Dark Times In The City (Harvill Secker)

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

Michael Connelly: The Brass Verdict (Orion)
Gillian Flynn: Dark Places (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
John Hart: The Last Child (John Murray)
Charlie Newton: Calumet City (Bantam Press)
Daniel Silva: Moscow Rules (Michael Joseph)
Olen Steinhauer: The Tourist (HarperCollins)
Andrew Williams: The Interrogator (John Murray)

The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger

David Fuller Sweetsmoke (Abacus)
James Green Bad Catholics (Luath Press)
Rod Madocks No Way To Say Goodbye (Five Leaves)
Robert Rotenberg Old City Hall (John Murray)
Johan Theorin Echoes from The Dead (Doubleday)
Dan Waddell The Blood Detective (Penguin)
Read more about the Daggers and other shortlists at the CWA website.

3 comments:

Maxine said...

Interesting that a translated novel qualifies for the new blood shortlist although translated novels don't qualify (any more) for the gold dagger. I haven't read any of the other "new blood" entries (shame on me! How do I manage to miss all these good books?), but if Johan Theorin does not win for Echoes of the Dead - you will be able to knock me over with a feather! What a fantastic debut.
I am going to have to get reading on some of the other categories too - I am obviously woefully under-read in the crime fiction genre!
Do you know why the International and Library daggers are separate from these other awards?

Maxine said...

I had a look at the New Blood shortlist on the CWA site, and thought that No Way To Say Goodbye by Ron Madocks looks interesting - so looked on Amazon and it isn't in stock. I wonder if it is even in print? I haven't checked out the other titles on this shortlist (ie the one that doesn't have the big names on it) but I hope that they are readily available, or that's a bit opportunity missed for these authors.

Stephen Booth said...

Yes, 'No Way to Say Goodbye' is a fascinating book, Maxine - especially if you've ever wondered what really goes on inside those high security psychiatric hospitals like Broadmoor and Rampton. It's published by a small press, Five Leaves, and I think they're a bit surprised to have a book on the Dagger shortlists! But there's an online bookseller in the UK which only sells titles from small independent publishers. It's called Inpress Books, and you'll find 'No Way to Say Goodbye' there:
http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk