This year the awards took place on Friday 24th October and will be transmitted during the following week on ITV3. The accompanying & preceding season of 1-hour shows on ITV3 called Crime Thriller Club began airing on September 15th.
In each show a specially selected crime or thriller title will be critiqued (The Crime Thriller Book Club), a bestselling author – a Living Legend – is interviewed and the books shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards are featured.
Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Winners are:
- Keeley Hawes for Line of Duty – Dagger for Best Actress
- Matthew McConaughey for True Detective – Dagger for Best Actor
- James Norton for Happy Valley – Dagger for Best Supporting Actor
- Amanda Abbington for Sherlock – Dagger for Best Supporting Actress
- Happy Valley – Dagger for Best TV Series
- True Detective – Dagger for Best International TV Series
- Cold in July – Dagger for Best Film
- Peter May – Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year
- Wiley Cash – CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger
- Ray Celestin – CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger
- Robert Harris – CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year
- Denise Mina, Robert Harris and Midsomer Murders were inducted into the Hall of Fame