Duncan Lawrie Dagger shortlist

First off, the whole date change thing totally threw me because I’m a good two days late on the news and this is pretty freaking rare (or more to the point: what, no press release sent out? Or was I excluded from the list?) Anyway, the shortlist for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger is:

Simon Beckett: The Chemistry of Death (Bantam)
Ann Cleeves:

Raven Black (Macmillan)
Thomas H. Cook:

Red Leaves (Quercus)
Frances Fyfield:

Safer Than Houses (Little, Brown)
Bill James:

Wolves of Memory (Constable)
Laura Wilson:

A Thousand Lies (Orion)

The other Dagger shortlists will be announced on Tuesday, May 30, and all the awards given out on June 29. Congratulations to all the nominees.