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Winners unmasked at Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 on ITV3

October 25, 2014

Keeley Hawes and Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actress and Best Actor awards at the prestigious Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel tonight. The star-studded awards ceremony was hosted by Bradley Walsh and attended by the cream of actors, writers and producers from the world of crime TV and fiction, including Keeley Hawes, Stanley Tucci, Anna Maxwell Martin, James Norton, Rachael Stirling and Amanda Abbington. Authors who received recognition at the awards, which celebrate the best in crime fiction on TV and in books, included Peter May, Wiley Cash …

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Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 shortlists announced

September 2, 2014

The masters of intrigue, suspense and murders most horrid are honoured in the shortlists announced today for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014,  which is held in association with the Crime Writers’ Association. The awards will be the culmination of a six-week Crime Thriller Club series, which starts on ITV3 on 15th September, with the winners of 11 awards honouring TV, books and film announced at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Friday 24th October  at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The awards for books include the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Ye …

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ITV3’s Crime Thriller Book Club Needs You!

August 6, 2014

Do you know your Morse from your Marple? Your Lewis from your Luthor? Or your Martina Cole from your Michael Connolly? For this year’s Crime Thriller Club on ITV3 we are searching for pairs of friends, family members or partnerswho have a passion for crime dramas and crime fiction to take part in our end of show quiz. Whether you’re a fan of the tea-time whodunnits, or if the hard-nosed detectives that go beyond the law are more your thing, then this quiz will have something for you. We will test your knowledge on all things crime and on our last show we will crown one team the Kingpins of Cri …

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Winners of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 Revealed

October 24, 2013

David Tennant and Olivia Colman led ITV’s Broadchurch to four gongs at the star-studded Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel tonight. Celebrity guests including Idris Elba, Kara Tointon, Lee Child, Peter James, Ruth Wilson, Mark Billingham and Anna Maxwell Martin gathered on the black carpet before celebrating the UK’s most wanted crime fiction and drama at the dazzling ceremony, hosted by Bradley Walsh. The glittering event, organised by Cactus TV and ITV3 in partnership with the Crime Writers’ Association, saw ITV’s top-rating murder mystery Broadchur …

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Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on ITV3 – 2013 Shortlist Announcement heralds the return of the TV Book Club

August 29, 2013

The motives are numerous, the list of suspects lengthy, and the body count sky high… the shortlists for this year’s Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in association with the Crime Writers’ Association are announced today. In addition to the ceremony itself ITV3 will show a six-part prime time series, The Crime Thriller Club which includes a crime thriller version of the successful TV Book Club, starting on 16th September. The winners of 11 Awards honouring TV, Books and Film will be announced at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Thursday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The star …

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The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 Winners revealed

October 19, 2012

London, Thursday 18th October, 2012—Cactus TV and ITV3, in partnership with the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), are pleased to announce the winners of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012, a showcase of the UK’s most wanted crime fiction and drama, hosted by Bradley Walsh. A host of famous faces from TV, Film and Publishing which included Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Penry-Jones and Steven Berkoff gathered on the black carpet for a gala awards ceremony celebrating the very best offences of the year at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards ceremony formed a crescendo …

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The 20th anniversary of the New York Times’ bestselling, hard-talking, gin-drinking, no-nonsense private detective Agatha Raisin

September 28, 2012

This year is the 20th anniversary of Agatha Raisin. Hiss and Hers will be published on 18th October 2012. The feisty Agatha has fallen head over heels in love – again! This time it is with the local gardener, George Marston. But it seems she’s not the only one. With the additional competition for his affections, Agatha foots the bill for a charity ball in town, just to spend time with him and have a dance. However when George doesn’t arrive she goes looking for him, only to find out he’s been bitten by a poisonous snake and buried in a compost heap. Agatha and her team get straight on the case …

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Shortlists Announced

August 23, 2012

Masterminding enough horrific crimes between them to give even hardened pros like Sherlock and Morse the collywobbles, this year’s Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards shortlist showcases the UK’s most wanted crime fiction and drama. The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards will take place on Thursday 18 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel. The awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA New Blood dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year, alongside the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger and Film and TV- …

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