Regular or occasional readers of this blog can check here the 2011 CWA International Dagger Shortlist. You can also find below my posts on 5 of the 7 candidates. I’m planning to read soon The Saint-Florentin Murders by Jean-François Parot, my last acquisition, but River of Shadows by Valerio Varesi does not appeal to me.
- The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri
- Three Seconds by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström
- An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas
- Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar
I’ve very much enjoyed reading Camilleri, Vargas, Villar and Mallo, but if I have to pick up a favourite this will be Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo.