A Note on the Petrona Award 2015


Crime Scraps’ latest blog post here, has reminded me that I’ve only read a few books eligible for the 2015 Petrona Award. And I don’t have many of them on my shelves or in my Kindle. Therefore I decided to have a look at Karen’s list in Euro Crime here. The following books are the ones that have attracted my attention:

So far I’ve read:

  • Thomas Enger – Scarred tr. Charlotte Barslund (M, Norway) Faber, my review is here
  • Jorn Lier Horst – The Hunting Dogs tr. Anne Bruce (M, Norway) Sandstone, my review is here 

TBR soon (on my shelves or in my Kindle):

  • Liza Marklund – Borderline tr. Neil Smith (F, Sweden) Corgi
  • Asa Larsson – The Second Deadly Sin tr. Laurie Thompson (F, Sweden) MacLehose Press

Books on my wish list:

  • Anne Holt – The Lion’s Mouth tr. Anne Bruce (F, Norway) Atlantic
  • Kati Hiekkapelto – The Hummingbird tr. David Hackston (F, Finland) Arcadia
  • Andreas Norman – Into a Raging Blaze tr. Ian Giles (M, Sweden) Quercus
  • Sara Blaedel – Only One Life tr. Erik J Macki & Tara F Chace (F, Denmark) Little Brown (Sphere)
  • Kristina Ohlsson – Hostage tr. Marlaine Delargy (F, Sweden) Simon & Schuster
  • Hakan Nesser – The G File tr.  Laurie Thompson (M, Sweden) Mantle
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir – The Silence of the Sea tr. Victoria Cribb (F, Iceland) Hodder & Stoughton
  • Camilla Lackberg – Buried Angels tr Tiina Nunnally (F, Sweden) HarperCollins
  • Karin Fossum – The Murder of Harriet Krohn tr. James Anderson (F, Norway) Harvill Secker
  • Arnaldur Indridason – Reykjavik Nights tr. Victoria Cribb (M, Iceland) Harvill Secker
  • Leif GW Persson – Falling Freely As If in a Dream (apa Free Falling, as If in a Dream) tr. Paul Norlen (M, Sweden) Doubleday

The shortlist will be announced in March 2015. I don’t have the time to read them all, but I hope to read the ones I believe will be the most likely candidates to be included in the final round. Stay tuned. 

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