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Silence of the Lambs or Hound of the Baskervilles? Agatha Christie or Raymond Chandler? The Crime Writers’ Association is polling its 600 author members to find the best crime novel ever written to mark its 60th birthday. Now Independent online readers can add their voice in an exclusive poll.

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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