2012 International Dagger Speculation


Karen at Euro Crime has updated the list of translated crime novels published between June 2011 and May 2012 ie the period of eligibility, HERE. I do not dare to try to read them all. There are 63 so far (cf 52 last year) and rising. My intention is just to keep track of the ones I’ve read and highlight the ones I’m more interested to read before the shortlist is announced.

Have read so far:

  • Ernesto Mallo – Sweet Money
  • Johan Theorin – The Quarry
  • Gianrico Carofiglio – Temporary Perfections
  • Eduardo Mendoza – The Olive Labyrinth
  • Petros Markaris – Basic Shareholder
  • Arnaldur Indridason – Outrage (currently reading)

In my TBR shelf:

  • Jørn Lier Horst – Dregs (just arrived)
  • K O Dahl – Lethal Investments
  • Deon Meyer – Trackers (TBR next)
  • Guillermo Orsi – Holy City (recently added)

In my wishlist

  • Andrea Camilleri – The Track of Sand
  • Sissel-Jo Gazan – The Dinosaur Feather
  • Jan Costin Wagner – The Winter of the Lions
  • Thomas Enger – Burned
  • Karin Fossum – The Caller
  • Asa Larsson – Until Thy Wrath be Past
  • Kristina Ohlsson – Unwanted
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Hand That Trembles
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Princess of Burundi
  • Hakan Nesser – The Unlucky Lottery
  • Friis & Kaaberbol – The Boy in the Suitcase
  • Gunnar Staalesen – Cold Hearts
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen – Disgrace
  • Jo Nesbo – Phantom
  • Leif GW Persson – Another Time, Another Life

A totally subjective list, biased towards Nordic writers. I know.

2 thoughts on “2012 International Dagger Speculation”

  1. Have just read the two Kjell Eriksson books. I thought ‘The Hand that Trembles’ much much better than ‘The Princess of Burundi.’ Will be interested to know what you think.

  2. I’ve just bought The Hand that Trembles so am looking forward to it – I enjoyed the previous three that have been translated. This is a series that has suffered very badly from the crazy translation order, given the situation of Ann Lindell.

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