Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards Dagger Winners Announced

A celebration of all things criminal in literature, TV and film.

The winners of the Crime Writers Association Gold, Ian Fleming Steel, and John Creasey Daggers were announced on October 8th 2010 at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2010, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. The Awards ceremony was screened on ITV3 on Tuesday, October 12th, and will be repeated tonight on ITV3 at 10pm and Saturday 16th October at 11.15pm.

Belinda Bauerhas won the CWA Gold Dagger with Blacklands, published by Corgi.

Simon Conway has won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger with A Loyal Spy, published by Hodder & Stoughton.

Ryan David Jahn has won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger with Acts of Violence, published by Macmillan New Writing.

CWA Chairman Tom Harper said: “In a year of intense competition, these three books represent the very best of the genre. It’s particularly satisfying to see Belinda Bauer, runner-up for the CWA Debut Dagger award for unpublished authors two years ago, now scooping the biggest prize in crime fiction.

“We’re thrilled with the way Cactus TV and ITV3, and their sponsors Specsavers, have embraced the Daggers to bring them to the widest possible audience. Together with the retail promotion, more people than ever are now getting the chance to discover the best crime writing in the UK.”

For more information about the winning books and authors visit The Crime Writers Association website.

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