Welcome to the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014

ctacutoutwebWelcome to the celebration of one of the most popular genres in publishing and on our screens.

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.

The 2014 winners have been announced!

 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

Online version of the official Specsavers Crime Thriller Club & Awards magazine: