Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards revealed

Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards revealed

Macmillan, Soho Press, Faber and Doubleday authors scooped awards at last night’s Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.
 
Roger Hobbs won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year with Ghostman (Doubleday), Malcolm MacKay won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read – a new award for 2013 – with The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Pan), Derek B Miller won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger with Norwegian By Night (Faber), and Mick Herron won the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger with Dead Lions (Soho Press).
 
Herron said: "My shelves are crammed with Gold Dagger-winning novels of the past - The Mermaids Singing, Black and Blue, Bones and Silence. I can't quite believe I get to put my own book next to them."
 
‘Living legend’ authors Martina Cole and Wilbur Smith also were inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
 
ITV crime drama Broadchurch collected four awards for Best Actor Dagger, Best Actress Dagger, Best Supporting Actor Dagger and TV Dagger for production. Bond film Skyfall won Film Dagger, and The Killing III won the International TV Dagger. Amelia Bullmore of Scott and Bailey won the Best Supporting Actress Dagger.
 
Amanda Ross, Managing Director of Cactus TV, who created the Awards for ITV3 said: “This is one of the most popular genres of fiction on the screen and in books, so it’s wonderful to be able to have this great celebration of talent courtesy of Specsavers.”
 
The ceremony will be shown on ITV3 at 9pm on Sunday 27 October.