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Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – Tonight – Shortlists Reminder

Update: The winners have now been announced and can be found here.

The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 – which include the CWA’s Gold, Steel and John Creasey (New Blood) Daggers will be announced in London tonight.  All the best to everyone on the shortlists and here’s a reminder of those shortlists:

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)

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

TV/FILM DAGGERS

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

  • DCI Banks – DCI Alan Banks & DS Annie Cabbot
  • Above Suspicion – DC Anna Travis & DCS James Langton
  • Scott and Bailey- DC Jane Scott & DC Rachel Bailey
  • Lewis – DI Robbie Lewis & DS James Hathaway
  • Whitechapel – DI Joseph Chandler & DS Ray Miles
  • Vera – DCI Vera Stanhope & DS Joe Ashworth
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3 comments on “Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Shortlists 2012 – Tonight – Shortlists Reminder

  1. mwheelaghan
    October 18, 2012

    very exciting and good luck to all those on the lists!

  2. MarinaSofia
    October 18, 2012

    Some tough choices there! Glad I don’t have to make them. Good luck to such a great shortlist!

  3. Elena
    October 18, 2012

    I’d like it to go to M.R Hall, he is great.

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