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The Crime & Thriller Awards 2013

Today the Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for the remaining CWA 2013 Daggers. The eventual winners will be revealed on 24th October, at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 at The Grovsenor Hotel.

From Broadchurch to Homeland, psychological thrillers to cold-blooded killers these are the very best offerings of crime books, drama and film from 2013!

The shortlisted authors are:

The CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger
Belinda Bauer for Rubbernecker (Bantam/Transworld)
Lauren Beukes for The Shining Girls (HarperCollins)
Mick Herron for Dead Lions (Soho Crime)
Becky Masterman for Rage Against the Dying (Orion)

The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger
Roger Hobbs for Ghostman (Transworld)
Stuart Neville for Ratlines (Random House)
Mark Oldfield for The Sentinel (Head of Zeus)
Robert Wilson for Capital Punishment (Orion)

The CWA John Creasey Dagger
Hanna Jameson for Something You Are (Head of Zeus)
Malcolm Mackay for The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter (Mantle)
Derek B Miller for Norwegian by Night (Faber and Faber)
Thomas Mogford for Shadow of the Rock (Bloomsbury)

The Film Dagger
Sky Fall
Jack Reacher
Killing Them Softly
Looper
Seven Psychopaths

The TV Dagger
Luther
Top of the Lake
Broadchurch
The Fall
Bletchley Circle

The International TV Dagger
Homeland
Boardwalk Empire
The Killing 3
Arne Dahl

The Best Supporting Actor Dagger
Paul McGann for A Mother’s Son
Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
Andrew Buchan for Broadchurch
Warren Brown for Luther
Roger Allam for Endeavour

The Best Supporting Actress Dagger
Pauline Quirke for Broadchurch
Amelia Bullmore for Scott & Bailey
Holly Hunter for Top of the Lake
Jodie Whittaker for Broadchurch
Ruth Wilson for Luther

The Best Actor Dagger
Damien Lewis for Homeland
David Tennant for Broadchurch
Idris Elba for Luther
Jason Isaacs for Case Histories
Paddy Considine for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane

The Best Actress Dagger
Sofie Grabol for The Killing 3
Olivia Colman for Broadchurch
Claire Danes for Homeland
Gillian Anderson for The Fall
Lesley Sharp for Scott & Bailey
Who are your favourites from the lists? Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below!

1 Comment

    I would love Jason Isaacs to win the Best Actor Dagger for Case Histories, especially as this is the second time he’s been nominated. If not, I dearly hope that his nomination will lead to a third series – and more offers of work on British TV so that he can come back from the US.
    After all, he has had a best actor nomination of some sort for everything he’s done on British TV since the State Within in 2006!

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