The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012

On Thursday 18th October 2012 the fifth successive awards were filmed at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane, London. These awards will be televised on ITV3 on Tuesday 23rd October at 9pm GMT.

The 'Daggers' which for years have been given to the best in crime fiction have now been extended to take in the best of crime fiction on the television. Now there are awards for Best Actor, Actress plus 'Daggers' for Best TV and International TV shows. A list of the winners is below but I was especially pleased, as a judge for the John Creasey/New Blood Dagger, for the award to be given to this year's recipient, Wiley Cash. It was a great evening and I hope you enjoy the awards ceremony as much as I did!

The CWA Gold Dagger – ‘The Rage’ by Gene Kerrigan

John Creasey New Blood Dagger – ‘A Land More Kind Than Home’ by Wiley Cash

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – ‘A Foreign Country’ by Charles Cumming

The Specsavers Best Seller Dagger 2012 – Kathy Reichs

The Film Dagger – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The TV Dagger – Sherlock (Series 2)

The International TV Dagger – The Bridge

Best Actor Dagger – Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)

Best Actress Dagger – Claire Danes (Homeland)

Best Supporting Actress Dagger – Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire)

Best Supporting Actor Dagger – Martin Freeman (Sherlock)

Hall of Fame:

Ann Cleeves

Anthony Horowitz

Stuart MacBride

Jo Nesbo

Kathy Reichs's Chris Simmons with the John Creasey New Blood CWA Dagger Winner, Wiley Cash

Chris Simmons with the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Winner, Charles Cumming

Chris Simmons and Ayo Onatade with Mr. Holmes himself, Benedict Cumberbatch

Chris Simmons with the Specsavers Best Seller Dagger Winner, Kathy Reichs


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