Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists 2012

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists – were announced on 24 August 2012.  [Update 20:45 – the Crime Thriller Site has now gone live.]

Information extracted from the Midas PR press release:

The winners of 12 Awards will be announced at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 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 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year, alongside the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger and Film and TV-based Daggers.

The Shortlists for Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards are as follows:

Writing Daggers:

The CWA Gold Dagger – sponsored by Constable & Robinson

  • Vengeance in Mind by N.J. Cooper (Simon and Schuster)
  • The Flight by M.R. Hall (Mantle)
  • The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Harvill Secker)
  • Bereft by Chris Womersley (Quercus)

Find out more about the books here.

The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger – sponsored by Goldsboro Books

  • Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)
  • Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Bantam)
  • Good People by Ewart Hutton (Blue Door)
  • What Dies in Summer by Tom Wright (Canongate)

Find out more about the books here.

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications

  • Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)
  • A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)
  • The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic Books)

Find out more about the books here.

The Specsavers Bestseller Dagger (Public Vote)

This award honours the success of authors throughout their careers, and is chosen by the reading public.  Readers can register their vote for their favourite bestselling author online at this link.  The winner will be presented with the Bestseller Dagger at the awards ceremony on 18 October, after all the votes are counted on 12 October.

  • Ann Cleeves
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Stuart MacBride
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Kathy Reichs

TV/Film Daggers:

The cream of acting talent is also recognised at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards with categories for Best UK and International Crime Series, Best Actor, Best Actress in a Crime series and Best Film.

The Film Dagger

  • DRIVE (Icon)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros)
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Sony)
  • The Guard (Optimum)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Studio Canal)

The TV Dagger

  • Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1)
  • Line of Duty (BBC/BBC2)
  • Sherlock: Series 2 (Hartswood Films/BBC1)
  • Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Whitechapel: Series 3 (Carnival/ITV1)

The International TV Dagger

  • Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
  • Dexter: Season 6 (Showtime Networks, JohnGoldwyn Productions, TheColleton Company, ClydePhillips Productions/FX)
  • Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
  • The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)
  • The Killing II: Forbrydelsen (Arrow Films/BBC4)

The Best Actress Dagger

  • Brenda Blethyn for Vera (ITV Studios/ITV1)
  • Claire Danes for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
  • Sofie Gråbøl for The Killing II (Arrow Films/BBC4)
  • Sofia Helin for The Bridge (Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television/BBC4)
  • Maxine Peake for Silk (BBC/BBC1)

The Best Actor Dagger

  • Kenneth Branagh for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures,Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)
  • Damien Lewis for Homeland (Teakwood Lane Productions, Showtime Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Media Group, Fox 21/Channel 4)
  • Dominic West for Appropriate Adult (ITV Studios/ITV1

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger

  • Frances Barber for Silk (BBC/BBC1)
  • Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk Empire (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
  • Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
  • Sarah Smart for Wallander (Left Bank Pictures, Yellow Bird/BBC1)
  • Una Stubbs for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger

  • Alun Armstrong for Garrow’s Law (Shed Media/BBC1)
  • Alan Cumming for The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions, King Size Productions, Small Wishes, CBS Productions/More 4)
  • Phil Davis for Silk & Whitechapel (Silk: BBC/BBC1)(Whitechapel: Carnival/ITV1)
  • Laurence Fox for Lewis (ITV Studios/ITV1)
  • Martin Freeman for Sherlock (Hartswood Films/BBC1)

‘Best Detective Duo’ by PUBLIC Vote

The British public will also have the chance to vote for their favourite detective duo by phone vote. The shortlist is as follows:

  • DCI Banks – DCI Alan Banks & DS Annie Cabbot – Call 090 16 16 14 01
  • Above Suspicion – DC Anna Travis & DCS James Langton – Call 090 16 16 14 02
  • Scott and Bailey- DC Jane Scott & DC Rachel Bailey – Call 090 16 16 14 03
  • Lewis – DI Robbie Lewis & DS James Hathaway – Call 090 16 16 14 04
  • Whitechapel – DI Joseph Chandler & DS Ray Miles – Call 090 16 16 14 05
  • Vera – DCI Vera Stanhope & DS Joe Ashworth – Call 090 16 16 14 06

 The vote opens on 7 September at middayThis is the link to bookmark.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 will take place on Thursday, 18 October at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and will be televised on ITV3 on the 23 October.  The 2012 Awards are the fifth annual produced by Cactus TV for ITV3, and the fourth annual sponsored by Specsavers and in conjunction with the Crime Writers’ Association.

The vote for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger is promoted by Agile Marketing and is not endorsed, controlled or associated with ITV or ITV3.

*Telephone lines open at 7 September 2012 at midday for the Best Detective Duo Vote. Calls from BT landlines cost no more than 36p, other networks may be higher and mobiles considerably more. Votes cast after lines close on 16 October 2012 at 10am will not be counted but may still be charged. Terms and conditions at itv.com/terms

Tickets

Tickets for the televised Awards event on October 18, 2012 will be limited (tables of 10 and individual tickets are available). For ticket information, please email Susy Giles, Agile Marketing: sue@agile-ideas.com

Media enquiries:

Please contact Eleanor Riches at Midas Public Relations on 02073617860 or Eleanor.riches@midaspr.co.uk

6 thoughts on “Crime Writers’ Association Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Shortlists 2012

      1. Elena

        Me too. Sophie from Mantle just sent me a review copy of The Coroner: 5/5. Plus, MR was kind enough to let me inteview him. Great book + lovely author = success.

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