International Dagger Speculation (2012) Update

I think it’s time to take a look at the list of eligible books. I’ve read so far:

  • Arnaldur Indridason – Outrage, tr. Anna Yates *****
  • Ernesto Mallo – Sweet Money, (Original title: Delincuente Argentino aka El policía descalzo de la Plaza San Martin) *****
  • Johan Theorin – The Quarry, tr. Marlaine Delargy *****
  • Jørn Lier Horst – Dregs, tr. Anne Bruce *****
  • Gianrico Carofiglio – Temporary Perfections, tr. Antony Shugaar *****
  • K O Dahl – Lethal Investments, tr. Don Bartlett ****
  • Deon Meyer – Trackers, tr. K L Seegers *****
  • Eduardo Mendoza – The Olive Labyrinth, (Original title: El laberinto de las aceitunas) ***
  • Jo Nesbo – Phantom, tr. Don Bartlett*****
  • Guillermo Orsi – Holy City, (Original title: Ciudad Santa)***


On my priority list:

  • Karin Fossum – The Caller, tr. K E Semmel
  • Asa Larsson – Until Thy Wrath be Past, tr. Laurie Thompson
  • Hakan Nesser – The Unlucky Lottery, tr. Laurie Thompson
  • Friis & Kaaberbol – The Boy in the Suitcase, tr. Lene Kaaberbol


On my wish list:

  • Andrea Camilleri – The Track of Sand, tr. Stephen Sartarelli
  • Sissel-Jo Gazan – The Dinosaur Feather, tr. Charlotte Barslund
  • Camilla Lackberg – The Hidden Child, tr. Tiina Nunnally
  • Gunnar Staalesen – Cold Hearts, tr. Don Bartlett
  • Hakan Nesser – Hour of the Wolf
  • Andrea Camilleri – The Potter’s Field, tr. Stephen Sartarelli


Other interesting books, I presume:

  • Jan Costin Wagner – The Winter of the Lions, tr. Anthea Bell
  • Thomas Enger – Burned, tr. Charlotte Barslund
  • Sergios Gakas – Ashes, tr. Anne-Marie Stanton-Ife
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir – The Day is Dark, tr. Philip Roughton
  • Claudia Pineiro – All Yours
  • Kristina Ohlsson – Unwanted, tr. Sarah Death
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Hand That Trembles, tr. Ebba Segerberg
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Princess of Burundi, tr. Ebba Segerberg
  • Mons Kallentoft – Midwinter Sacrifice, tr. Neil Smith
  • Maurizio De Giovanni – I Will Have Vengeance, tr. Anne Milano Appel
  • Valerio Varesi – The Dark Valley
  • Mari Jungstedt – Dark Angel
  • Camilla Lackberg – The Drowning
  • Leif GW Persson – Another Time, Another Life tr. Paul Norlen
  • Helene Tursten – Night Rounds
  • Kjell Eriksson – The Demon of Dakar (First UK publication)
  • Antonio Hill – The Summer of Dead Toys, (Original title: El verano de los juguetes muertos)
  • Mons Kallentoft – Summertime Death, tr. Neil Smith

A full list of 2012 eligibles for CWA International Dagger is available at Euro Crime.

Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985)

Organised by Fundación Caja Madrid and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, this exhibition will be the first major retrospective in Spain devoted to this Russian artist. Its principal aim is to highlight the prominent role played by Chagall within the history of art.  The exhibition will be open until May 20.

The galleries of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will display work from the artist’s early years and from his period in Paris, at that time capital of the avant-garde. In addition, there will be sections on Chagall’s experience in Revolutionary Russia and in France up to the time of his enforced exile to the United States in 1941. The exhibition space of Fundación Caja Madrid will focus on the artist’s American years and on his subsequent artistic evolution. Attention will be paid to his use of biblical subjects and his relationship with contemporary poets. Also on display will be works in other media such as sculptures, ceramics and stained-glass windows.

For additional information visit the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza web site:

I’m planning a visit soon, stay tuned.

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