Two Grands Prix are awarded each year, one to the best crime novel, and one to the best international crime novel in France. They've been awarded since 1948, which suggests the French got onto this international crime fiction thing before many of the the rest of us.
Plenty of big names and talented authors have won the international prize, including one to a superb crime writer for a book that I thought his weakest. Shows what I know.
© Peter Rozovsky 2009