Back at home, I’ve managed to finish reading all the books in The 2010 CWA International Dagger: shortlist. Just in time before the announcement, next week, of the winner. Pity that there will only be one winner. More than one of these books could or would have been easily the winner in any other CWA International Dagger Award’s edition.
I’m not able to come up with a single favourite, honestly. My preferences goes to Hypothermia, The Darkest Room and Thirteen Hours. But I would lie if I do not praise the merits of the other three: Badfellas, August Heat and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Maybe, just maybe, there is some intention in this particular order.
Anyhow I did enjoyed very much reading all of them, it was a wonderful experience. It can only be compare to Spain winning the 2010 World Football Championship, in my opinion.
You can also check on this same subject, the Dagger not the Football Championship, the following blogs: Petrona, Crime Scraps, Reactions to Reading, Mysteries in Paradise. Vote, if you’ve not yet done so, at Euro Crime. And read them during this summer, great stuff.