Spine-tingling Titles In The Frame At The Crime Thriller Awards 2012

Top Quote THE world of crime fiction waits in suspense ahead of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 22, 2012 - THE world of crime fiction waits in suspense ahead of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012, the UK's premier celebration of all things crime fiction.

    The awards, taking place in a star-studded ceremony at London's Grosvenor House, Thursday 18 October 2012, have become the most coveted in the field.

    Crime fiction writers, actors, producers and directors are all clamouring for a Dagger - the more criminally-inclined Oscar®.

    Few crime fiction fans could argue against the Scandinavians having made the genre their own in recent years. Norwegian Jo Nesbø, whose back catalogue has made a successful transition onto the big screen, has this year been shortlisted in the Specsavers Best Seller Dagger category.

    Nordic favourites The Bridge, The Killing and the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larrson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo are highlights of the Film and TV Dagger shortlists.

    Shortlisted home-grown writers include Stuart MacBride, Ann Cleeves and Anthony Horowitz, while Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Appropriate Adult, Sherlock, Line of Duty and Whitechapel represent the UK in the TV and Film Dagger picks.

    Dame Mary Perkins, Specsavers founder, said: 'As someone who personally enjoys a bloodcurdling read, it's been a pleasure to be a part of the Crime Thriller Awards, almost since their very beginnings. Last year's Awards were another great success and we're very proud to be involved in this annual showcase of world class writing, acting and production.'

    The awards will be broadcast on ITV3 on Tuesday 23 October 2012 and are the culmination of a six week season of crime and drama programming, which will include a specially commissioned documentary series called Crime Connections.

    The series starts Saturday 8 September 2012 on ITV3, focusing on specially selected crime writers.

    Further awards, in association with Cactus TV, ITV3 and the Crime Writer's Association (CWA), include the CWA Gold Dagger for the Best Crime Novel of the Year, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the Best Thriller of the Year, and the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for the Best New Crime Writer of the Year.

    Last year's Daggers winners included Peter James, S. J Watson and Tom Franklin, with Film and TV daggers awarded to Idris Elba for his performance in Luther, Sofie Gråbøl for The Killing, and True Grit (Film Dagger 2011), among others.

    Issued by the Healthcare PR team of Liverpool PR Agency Beattie Communications, on behalf of Specsavers. (http://www.beattiegroup.com/prspecialisms/healthcare-pr.aspx)

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