Reading books eligible for the CWA International Dagger 2010

Karen at Euro Crime has provided a list of all the novels eligible for the CWA International Dagger award 2010. Of the 60 titles she identifies, I have read nine (links go to my reviews):

Denmark: Mikkel Birkegaard – The Library of Shadows (review in press)
Italy: Andrea Camilleri – August Heat
Norway: Karin Fossum – The Water's Edge
Germany: Petra Hammesfahr – The Lie
Iceland: Arnaldur Indridason – Hypothermia
Sweden: Stieg Larsson – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Germany: Andrea Maria Schenkel – Ice Cold
Norway: Gunnar Staalesen – The Consorts of Death
Sweden: Johan Theorin – The Darkest Room

Who would I pick as the winner on the basis of these nine titles? Well, that's a very tough one; so far as I am concerned there are six of these nine that I'd be happy to see win! I believe that the real shortlist will be announced at Crime Fest next year (May 2010), so I need to decide which of the remaning 51 I can realistically read by then. Unfortunately most of these books will be available only in hardback I assume, if they are only published this year, so it won't be cheap to wade through the list. All other things being equal, these are the titles that most appeal to me, on the basis of having enjoyed other books by their authors (or in the case of Benacquista, because he is a featured author at Crime Fest next year so I'm curious to read one of his books).

Tonino Benacquista – Badfellas (France)
Leif Davidsen – The Woman from Bratislava (Denmark)
Anne Holt – Death in Oslo (Norway)
Tove Jansson – The True Deceiver (Norway)
Camilla Lackberg – The Stone Cutter (Sweden)
Henning Mankell The Man from Beijing (Sweden)
Deon Meyer – Thirteen Hours (South Africa)
Jo Nesbo – The Snowman (Norway)

Has anyone read other books on Karen's list of eligible titles, and if so, can you recommend any? I recognise that my selection has a Scandinavian bias so I would particularly appreciate recommendations of books by authors from elsewhere. (I definitely want to read K O Dahl (Norway), but to date I have been waiting for them to be available in series order in translation.)

Thanks again to Karen for this great list, which certainly provides plenty of potential reading material for the coming months.