Welcome to the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013

CRIME_THRILLER_AWARD_01Welcome to the celebration of one of the most popular genres in publishing and on our screens. This September there is an exciting new TV series about crime writing on ITV3 called the Crime Thriller Club – sponsored by Specsavers.

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 were featured. The finale to the season is the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in conjunction with the Crime Writers’ Association, which aired on ITV3 in October.

Winners of the 2013 Awards are:

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

The Crime Thriller Club started on ITV3 on the 16th September 2013, the Crime Thriller Awards took place on the 24th October 2013 and was aired at the end of October.