Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Awards News: CWA Daggers 2014 - Gold, Steel, Creasey, TV & Film Shortlists & The Crime Thriller Club

The longlists for the Gold, Ian Fleming (Steel) and John Creasey Daggers were announced in July and now the shortlists have been announced along with the TV and Film Dagger shortlists and news about the Crime Thriller Club:

Press release:
The masters of intrigue, suspense and murders most horrid are honoured in shortlists announced today (2nd September) for the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014, held in association with the Crime Writers’ Association. The awards will be the culmination of a six-week Crime Thriller Club series, which starts on ITV3 on 15th September, with the winners of 11 awards honouring TV, books and film announced at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on Friday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year

The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson (Constable)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Sphere/Little Brown)
Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly (Bantam/Transworld)
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (Doubleday/Transworld)

The CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for Best First Novel

The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin (Mantle)
The Devil In The Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison (Headline)
The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (Penguin Fig Tree)

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty (Faber and Faber)
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (Random House)
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (Transworld)
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (HarperCollins)

The Film Dagger

Cold In July
Dom Hemingway
Starred Up

The TV Dagger

Happy Valley
Line of Duty: Series 2
Sherlock: Series 3
The Bletchley Circle: Series 2
The Honourable Woman

The International TV Dagger

Fargo: Season 1
Inspector Montalbano: Series 9
Orange is the New Black: Season 2
The Bridge: Series 2
True Detective: Season 1

The Best Actor Dagger

Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock
Shaun Evans for Endeavour
Martin Freeman for Fargo and Sherlock
Matthew McConaughey for True Detective
Steve Pemberton for Happy Valley

The Best Actress Dagger

Brenda Blethyn for Vera
Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honourable Woman
Keeley Hawes for Line of Duty
Sarah Lancashire for Happy Valley
Anna Maxwell Martin for Death Comes to Pemberley and The Bletchley Circle

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger

Mark Gatiss for Sherlock
David Leon for Vera
James Norton for Happy Valley
Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger

Amanda Abbington for Sherlock
Vicky McClure for Line of Duty
Helen McCrory for Peaky Blinders
Gina McKee for By Any Means
Michelle Monaghan for True Detective

This September is ITV3 Crime Thriller Season, featuring a TV series dedicated to crime writing. The Crime Thriller Club (sponsored by Specsavers) will, each episode, feature ‘Living Legends’ - a series of interviews with bestselling authors in the world of crime and thriller fiction. Authors interviewed this year will be Dean Koontz, Denise Mina, Robert Harris, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly and Lynda La Plante - who will all be members of the CWA Hall of Fame.

At the core of each episode of The Crime Thriller Club will be The Crime Thriller Book Club, in which six specially selected titles will be critiqued on air. This year’s selected titles are:

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse (Bloomsbury)
Entry Island by Peter May (Quercus)
Letters To My Daughter’s Killer by Cath Staincliffe (Constable & Robinson)
Treachery by S.J. Parris (HarperCollins)
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly (Mantle)
Watch Me by James Carol (Faber & Faber)

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