Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dolled Up and Daggered

During a notably glitzy event held this evening at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the British Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) announced the winners of its three remaining 2013 Dagger awards. Also named were the recipients of the 2013 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. Thanks to correspondent Ali Karim (who was on the scene in his best bib and tucker), we have the full list of winners.

CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger:
Dead Lions, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)

Also nominated: Rubbernecker, by Belinda Bauer (Bantam/Transworld); The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins); and Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman (Orion)

CWA John Creasey Dagger:
Norwegian by Night, by Derek B. Miller (Faber and Faber)

Also nominated: Something You Are, by Hanna Jameson (Head of Zeus); The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, by Malcolm Mackay (Mantle); and Shadow of the Rock, by Thomas Mogford (Bloomsbury)

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:
Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs (Transworld)

Also nominated: Ratlines, by Stuart Neville (Random House); The Sentinel, by Mark Oldfield (Head of Zeus); and Capital Punishment, by Robert Wilson (Orion)

The Film Dagger: Skyfall

Also nominated: Jack Reacher; Killing Them Softly; Looper; and Seven Psychopaths

The TV Dagger: Broadchurch

Also nominated: Luther; Top of the Lake; The Fall; and Bletchley Circle

The International TV Dagger: The Killing 3

Also nominated: Homeland; Boardwalk Empire; and Arne Dahl

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger: Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch

Also nominated: Paul McGann for A Mother’s Son; Mandy Patinkin for Homeland; Warren Brown for Luther; and Roger Allam for Endeavour

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger:
Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey

Also nominated: Pauline Quirke for Broadchurch; Holly Hunter for Top of the Lake; Jodie Whittaker for Broadchurch; and Ruth Wilson for Luther

The Best Actor Dagger: David Tennant for Broadchurch

Also nominated: Damien Lewis for Homeland; Idris Elba for Luther; Jason Isaacs for Case Histories; and Paddy Considine for The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane

The Best Actress Dagger: Olivia Colman for Broadchurch

Also nominated: Sofie Grabol for The Killing 3; Claire Danes for Homeland; Gillian Anderson for The Fall; and Lesley Sharp for Scott & Bailey

CWA Hall of Fame--“Living Legends”: Martina Cole and Wilbur Smith

Also nominated: Nicci French, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, and Frederick Forsyth

Crime Thriller Book Club: The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, by Malcolm Mackay (Pan Books)

Also nominated: Trust Your Eyes, by Linwood Barclay (Orion); Dare Me, by Megan Abbott (Picador); Bryant and May and the Invisible Code, by Christopher Fowler (Transworld); City of Devils, by Diana Bretherick (Orion); and The Scent of Death, by Andrew Taylor (Harper Collins)

Film footage from tonight’s ceremony will be broadcast in the UK on ITV3 beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 27.

Congratulations to all of the contenders for this year’s prizes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have not read all of these books, but loved Norwegian by Night, the Jewish humor and tragedy, Sheldon Horowitz, the creativity of Derek B. Miller.

And Broadchurch was an excellent series, great cast, good script, enough red herrings to feed a wedding reception.

However, no gratuitous violence; in fact, little violence; lots of character development, riveting story, good in all respects. Hit all of the requirements I have for a high-level mystery series.

Hope more of this show is forthcoming.