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May 30, 2008

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Cameron Hughes

Ooh, close call between Laura Lipmann's and Tin Roof Blowdown.

I'd go with Burke's.

Fiona

I consistently fail to understand the CWA's incessant shortlisting of Frances Fyfield...

Gonzalo B

I think the richest crime fiction prize by far is Spain's Premio de Novela Negra RBA. It awards the winner 125,000 euros.

Bastian

i consistently fail to understand the CWA's incessant shortlisting of James Lee Burke, one of the most overrated crime writers. Frances Fyfield is an excellent writer, her books are witty and quirky.

David J. Montgomery

They're just following the lead of the Gumshoe Awards, which honored JL Burke earlier this year.

Fiona

I consistently fail to understand the CWA's incessant shortlisting of James Lee Burke. Also. I think his prose is puffy and overrated and he can't write a straight plot to save his life. But I'm outnumbered by such a vast, vast majority that I accept that it's probably my own failing, not his, and that I'm wrong. I'm quite ok with it.

Fiona

p.s.... I find it very amusing that now they've manhandled the translated novels into an award of their own, the shortlist is significantly American!

Bastian

In every Burke's book, the hero always know the villain from his childhood times. Also there are too many subplots that make each book confusing and almost unreadable. How can CWA shorlists a writer who use the same formula again and again?

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