Robert Harris and Peter May were among the winners at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2014 announced Friday 24th October at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Harris won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year, for An Officer and a Spy and was also inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Peter May won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year for Entry Island (gets a big thumbs up from Leeds readers) chosen by a group of independent publishing experts from the Awards Academy, from a shortlist of six crime reads featured throughout the Crime Thriller Club Series on ITV3.
Meanwhile Ray Celestin won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best New Crime Writer of the Year for The Axeman’s Jazz and while Wiley Cash won the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year for This Dark Road to Mercy
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was novelist Denise Mina, as was ITV television programme “Midsomer Murders”.