International Dagger Delight

The shortlist for the 2012 Crime Writers’ Association International Dagger was announced on Friday at Bristol’s CrimeFest, and two of the books on the list — one third of them, that is — were MacLehose Press books. Åsa Larsson, who was present at the announcement, has been shortlisted for the second time for Until Thy Wrath Be Past (trans. Laurie Thompson) (The Savage Altar was one of the six in …

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Valerio Varesi – An Heir To Caravaggio?

Delighted to see this splendid review for Valerio Varesi’s The Dark Valley from Rosemary Goring in the Herald. In his debut and now with this, if possible, bleaker offering, he pares away the surface of modern Italy like a grocer slicing rind off pecorino. What he finds below is rancid. The crimes he depicts are the product of the country’s ugliest times, their origins in the conflicts between the past century’s …

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Valerio Varesi Returns

Valerio Varesi’s first novel in translation, River of Shadows, was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s International Dagger award in mestinon onlineacid reflux from cialisonline cialis generichttp://viagra7-pharmacycanada.com/http://nexiumonline-generic.com/catalog/Gastrointestinal/Torsemide.htm 2011, and was very well received by the press: Boyd Tonkin in the Independent hailed Varesi as a “master storyteller”. Well, now he is back with The Dark Valley, a similarly dark and brooding mystery, once again with roots in Italy’s murky past, …

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Varesi Shortlisted For International Dagger

Italian crime writer Valerio Varesi has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger at the first attempt for his novel River of Shadows (translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell), the first of the Inspector Soneri Investigations to be translated into English. MacLehose Press will be publishing (at least) two further Inspector Soneri novels: The Dark Valley in 2012 and Gold, Frankincense and Dust in 2013. River of Shadows received …

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