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At the Crimefest in Bristol, the shortlist for the 2013 running of the CWA International Dagger was announced.

The six books in contention for the Dagger this year are:

  • Alex by Pierre Lemaitre, translated by Frank Wynne
  • The Missing File by D A Mishani, translated by Steven Cohen
  • Two Soldiers by Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström, translated by Kari Dickson
  • Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas, translated by Siân Reynolds
  • Death in Sardinia by Marco Vichi, translated by Stephen Sartarelli
  • The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach, translated by Anthea Bell

There has been also other shortlists of nominees announced. Please have a look at

  • A Death at the Palace by M.H. Baylis
  • Swear Down by Russ Litten
  • Alex by Pierre Lemaître
  • The Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Costantini
  • The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg

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