Welcome to the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014

ctaweblogoWelcome to the celebration of one of the most popular genres in publishing and on our screens. This year the awards themselves take place on Friday 24th October and are transmitted on Sunday 26th October on ITV3. The accompanying & preceding season of 1-hour shows on ITV3 called Crime Thriller Club begin 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.

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Winners of the 2013 Awards were:

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year: Mick Herron, Dead Lions (Soho Press)

CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year: Derek B. Miller, Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year: Roger Hobbs, Ghostman (Transworld)

The Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read : Malcolm MacKay, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Pan)

The Film Dagger: Skyfall

The TV Dagger: Broadchurch

The International TV Dagger: The Killing III

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger: Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger: Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey

The Best Actor Dagger: David Tennant for Broadchurch

The Best Actress Dagger: Olivia Colman for Broadchurch