Category Archives: Tonino Benacqusita

Crime Fiction Alphabet: F is for France

Given that Paris is the location for what is (arguably) the world’s first detective story I thought France would be a suitable topic for this week’s contribution to the Crime Fiction Alphabet. I’ve chosen a mixture of books by French … Continue reading

Posted in Cara Black, Crime Fiction Alphabet, Dominique Manotti, Edgar Allan Poe, France, Fred Vargas, Georges Simenon, J Robert Jane, Jean-Patrick Machette, John Dickson Carr, list, Martin Walker, Quinn Fawcett, Tonino Benacqusita, Xavier-Marie Bonnot | 12 Comments

How do you say congratulations in Swedish?

By now everyone who cares is undoubtedly well aware that while I was sleeping on Friday night Johan Theorin’s The Darkest Room was awarded the 2010 UK Crime Writer’s Association’s International Dagger Award for crime fiction translated into English. My heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Asa Larsson, Christian Jungersen, Claudia Pineiro, Deon Meyer, Hakan Nesser, Johan Theorin, Leif Davidsen, list, Luis Miguel Rocha, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Teresa Solana, Tonino Benacqusita | 6 Comments

And the winner is…

…I’ve no idea. The only thing that can be virtually guaranteed is that my personal selection for best of the shortlisted novels for the UK Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award for translated crime fiction will not be the one … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Deon Meyer, Johan Theorin, Stieg Larsson, Tonino Benacqusita | 12 Comments

Review: Badfellas by Tonino Benacquista

Badfellas is the fourth of six novels shortlisted for the 2010 Crime Writers’ Association award for crime fiction translated into English that I aim to read before winners are announced next month. Badfellas asks readers to imagine that the FBI’s … Continue reading

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