>The CWA International Dagger 2010: Shortlist


The Crime Writers’ Association announced yesterday the shortlist, among others, for the CWA International Dagger 2010: Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista, August Heat by Andrea Camilleri, Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson, Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer and The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin.

So far I have read August Heat and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. The winner will be announced at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in July. I still have some time to read them all before placing my bet.

Saturday Film Noir: The Big Heat (1953)

The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, and Lee Marvin. It is about a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city after the brutal murder of his beloved wife. The film was written by former crime reporter Sydney Boehm based on a serial by William P. McGivern which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, and was published as a novel in 1952.



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