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CWA reveals shortlists for 2012 Crime Thriller Awards

Stuart MacBride, Jo Nesbo and Ann Cleeves are among the authors fighting it out for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger, as the Crime Writers Association reveals the shortlists for its 2012 Crime Thriller awards.

Kathy Reich and Anthony Horowitz complete the shortlist for that award, with Horowitz nominated for his Sherlock Holmes novel, House of Silk (Orion).

Peter James, CWA chair, said: "I am very proud that this year's Crime Thrillers Award shortlists show a truly broad range of high quality work, by great authors, in the most popular of all fiction genres."

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 18th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel which will be televised on ITV3 on the 23rd October. Other awards include the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA New Blood dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. 

 

Full shortlists: 

 

The CWA Gold Dagger – sponsored by Constable & Robinson

The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Harvill Secker)

Bereft by Chris Womersley (Quercus)

Vengeance in Mind by N J Cooper (Simon and Schuster)

The Flight by M R Hall (Mantle)

 

The John Creasey New Blood Dagger – sponsored by Goldsboro Books

 

Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Bantam)

Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne (Headline)

What Dies in Summer by Tom Wright (Canongate)

Good People by Ewart Hutton (Blue Door)

 

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger – sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications

Dare Me by Megan Abbott (Picador)

Reamde by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic Books)

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)

The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)

 

The Specsavers Bestseller Dagger

Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins)

The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Vintage)

The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves (Pan)

Flesh and Bones by Kathy Reichs (Cornerstone)

House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz (Orion)

 

The Film Dagger

"Drive"

"The Dark Knight Rises"

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"

"The Guard"

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

 

The TV Dagger

"Appropriate Adult"

"Line of Duty"

"Sherlock" Series 2

"Wallander"

"Whitechapel"

 

The International TV Dagger

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 2

"Dexter" Season 6

"Homeland"

"The Bridge"

"The Killing II" Forbrydelsen

 

The Best Actress Dagger

Brenda Blethyn for "Vera"

Claire Danes for "Homeland"

Sofie Gråbøl for "The Killing II"

Sofia Helin for "The Bridge"

Maxine Peake for "Silk"

 

The Best Actor Dagger

Kenneth Branagh for "Wallander"

Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire"

Benedict Cumberbatch for "Sherlock"

Damien Lewis for "Homeland"

Dominic West for "Appropriate Adult"

 

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger

Frances Barber for "Silk"

Kelly Macdonald for "Boardwalk Empire"

Archie Panjabi for"The Good Wife"

Sarah Smart for "Wallander"

Una Stubbs for "Sherlock"

 

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger

Alun Armstrong for "Garrow’s Law"

Alan Cumming for "The Good Wife"

Phil Davis for "Silk" and "Whitechapel"

Laurence Fox for "Lewis"

Martin Freeman for "Sherlock"