Broken Harbour by Tana French, won the 2012 Irish Book Award in the Crime Novel category. Runners Up: Slaughter’s Hound Declan Burke; Vengeance by Benjamin Black; The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O’Bryan; Too Close for Comfort by Niamh O’Connor; and Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips.
Åsa Larsson’s Till offer åt Molok won the Swedish Crime Academy’s 2012 award for Best Swedish Crime Novel. Peter Robinson’s Before the Poison won the Academy’s Best Foreign Crime Novel prize.
And from Craig Johnson comes news that Hell is Empty has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Here's the longlist of books nominated for the 2013 Award. 154 books were nominated by libraries in 120 cities, in 44 countries, in 19 languages. 5 judges are reading the books and deciding, but it's a great list, so feel free to read along with them! Other mysteries on the list include Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Keeper of Lost Causes, When the Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle, The Potter's Field by Andrea Camilleri, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco, Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva, Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson, and many others. Smashing Longlist!