Though the official announcement of all the Dagger Awards won't be made until Tuesday June 3, the Times has an exclusive preview of the world's richest crime fiction prize as given by Natasha Cooper. And the nominees are:
James Lee Burke, THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN
Colin Cotterill, THE CORONER'S LUNCH
Frances Fyfield, BLOOD FROM STONE
Steve Hamilton, NIGHT WORK
Laura Lippman, WHAT THE DEAD KNOW
R.N. Morris, A VENGEFUL LONGING
The winner of the award - netting a cool 20,000 pounds - will be announced on July 10.