CWA International Daggers award longlist

Do you like Eurocrime? Here’s all the nominations for the Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger Award, with some great titles, at least 10 of which have been rated 5 star by Leeds readers who’ve read them. Click through to the catalogue for more information.


  1. Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas 
  2. Forty Days Without Shadow by Olivier Truc  
  3. Irène by Pierre Lemaitre  5*
  4. Plan D by Simon Urban 
  5. Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason 
  6. The Siege by Arturo Perez_Reverte
5* Rated by Leeds readers


 A Crack in the Wall by Claudia Piñeiro  

Brother Kemal by Jakob Arjouni  

Buried Angels by Camilla Lackberg  

Cold Courage by Pekka Hiltunen 

Cold Hearts by Gunnar Staalesen  

Death in Florence by Marco Vichi  

Death in Pont-Aven by Jean-Luc Bannalec  

Death of a Demon by Anne Holt  

Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis  

Decompression by Juli Zeh  

Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura  

Five by Ursula Poznanski  

Game for Five by Marco Malvaldi  

Guilt by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Hotel Brasil by Frei Betto 

I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum 

Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino  

Line Up by Liad Shoham

Mapuche by Caryl Ferey  

Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen  

Safe as Houses by Simone van der Vlugt  

Scarred by Thomas Enger 

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus  

Spring Tide by Cill and Rolf Borjlind  

Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored by Philippe Georget 

The Crocodile by Maurizio de Giovanni  

The Dark Angel by Dominique Sylvain

 The Dark Heart of Florence by Michele Giuttari  

The Double Silence by Mari Jungstedt 

The Fifth Season by Mons Kallentoft  

The Front Seat Passenger by Pascal Garnier  

The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier  

The Good Suicides by Antonio Hill  

The Hanging by Lotte and Søren Hammer  

The Hunting Dogs by Jorn Lier Horst 

The Investigation by Lee-Jung Myung  

The Madonna on the Moon by Rolf Bauerfick  

The Second Deadly Sin by Åsa Larsson

The Silence of the Wave by Gianrico Carofiglio  

The Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri  

The Watcher by Charlotte Link  

Three Dog Night by Elsebeth Egholm  

When The Dead Awaken by Steffen Jacobsen  

You’re Mine Now by Hans Koppel