International Dagger Speculation (2013) Update

If you click HERE you can access the list of “eligible titles” for 2013 International Dagger. Karen Meek does a great job collecting all this information every year. Thank you very much, Karen. There are 56 translated crime novels so far (cf 77 last year) published between June 2012 and May 2013 ie the period of eligibility.

NB. Only 1 book per author can be submitted for consideration.

I’ve read already:

  • Arnaldur Indridason – Black Skies tr. Victoria Cribb
  • Asa Larsson – The Black Path tr. Marlaine Delargy
  • Giorgio Scerbanenco – A Private Venus (in Spanish)
  • Andrea Camilleri – The Age of Doubt (in Spanish)


On my radar:

  • Arne Dahl – Misterioso (apa The Blinded Man)
  • Karin Fossum – In the Darkness
  • Deon Meyer – Seven Days
  • Liza Marklund – Last Will
  • Zygmunt Miloszewski – A Grain of Truth
  • Jo Nesbo – The Bat
  • Fred Vargas – The Ghost Riders of Ordebec
  • Stefan Tegenfalk – Project Nirvana
  • Camilla Ceder – Babylon
  • Fuminori Nakamura – The Thief
  • Arni Thorarinsson – Season of the Witch
  • Kaaberbol & Friis – Invisible Murders 
  • Hakan Nesser – The Weeping Girl
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen – Redemption

6 thoughts on “International Dagger Speculation (2013) Update”

  1. It is a bit frustrating waiting for new titles to come out, as I don’t like having to read them all in a rush. I’ve read a bit of new translated fiction recently but in US editions, so they may not be eligible for this particular dagger year, I’ll have to check.

    1. From those on my radar four are already available in Spanish, Maxine. So I’ll have to wait as well for the rest. But sometimes the prices are outrageous.

  2. José Ignacio – I’ve got some of those same titles on my radar too. Several of them (e.g. the Fossum) are parts of series I happen to like a lot. As you and Maxine say, though, it’s a bit difficult to keep up when a lot of titles come out simultaneously. And don’t even get me started about the high prices *sigh.*

  3. Jose Ignacio: I forsee relying on you and other bloggers to highlight the best. I have so many books to read I am not sure if I will read any of them.

    1. Bill – I guess we have to rely on those who may have a similar taste in order to choose among the amount of books that are being published and/or are more handy available.

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