Archive for March 26, 2015

Here is the official Petrona Award Shortlist.

THE HUMMINGBIRD by Kati Hiekkapelto tr. David Hackston (Arcadia Books; Finland)
THE HUNTING DOGS by Jørn Lier Horst tr. Anne Bruce (Sandstone Press; Norway)
REYKJAVIK NIGHTS by Arnaldur Indriðason tr. Victoria Cribb (Harvill Secker; Iceland)
THE HUMAN FLIES by Hans Olav Lahlum tr. Kari Dickson (Mantle; Norway)
FALLING FREELY, AS IF IN A DREAM by Leif G W Persson tr. Paul Norlen (Doubleday; Sweden)
THE SILENCE OF THE SEA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir tr. Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton; Iceland)

I am rather pleased I managed to pick two out of the six books as I had not read the other four, but any books by Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdardottir are bound to be of a high quality. The summaries of the books [see here] by the authors unknown to me also sound very promising, and interested readers have several weeks to make their own judgement on the contenders before the winner is announced at Crime Fest in Bristol on 14-17 May.