Annal: 1998 Dagger Award for Crime Novel

Results of the Dagger Award in the year 1998.

Book:Sunset Limited

Sunset Limited: A Dave Robicheaux Mystery

James Lee Burke

In a land soaked with sin, Dave Robicheaux is dueling with killers, ghosts, and a woman’s revenge….

The townspeople of New Iberia, Louisiana, didn’t crucify Megan Flynn’s father. They just didn’t catch whoever pinned him to a barn wall with sixteen-penny nails.

Decades later, Megan, now a world-famous photojournalist, has come back to the bayou, looking for cop Dave Robicheaux. It was Dave who found the body of labor leader Jack Flynn. The sight changed the boy, shaped him as a man. And after forty years, Robicheaux is still haunted by the bizarre unsolved slaying.

Now Megan’s return has stirred up the ghosts of the long-buried past, igniting a storm of violence that will rip apart lives of blacks and whites in this bayou county. And for a good cop with bad memories, hard desires, and chilling nightmares, the time has come to uncover the truth.

Book:Manchester Slingback

Manchester Slingback

Nicholas Blincoe

Jake is a successful 34-year-old man when DI Davey Green arrives to take him back to Manchester, where 15 years ago, Jake ran wild. In Manchester, Jake’s friend, Johnny, had been murdered. Now another corpse has been found, and Jake must finally confront the ghosts of despair that haunt him.

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