I See What You Did There

After several days' worth of posts on awards for literature, now we finally get to the good stuff - the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards, celebrating the best in mystery/thriller writing for books and for television. I note that they are sponsored by Specsavers, a chain of eyeglass shops across the UK, which is appropriate because this is the award program most likely to ruin my eyesight.
I usually find myself in a frenzy of reading/watching to catch up with all of the nominees before the awards are announced, which leaves me a scant 10 days at this point. Good thing I just got my own new pair of specs. So let's get started with the lists of nominees!

Crime Thriller Book Club Nominees

Before We Met, by Lucie Whitehouse
Entry Island, by Peter May (love him!)
Letters to My Daughter's Killer, by Cath Staincliffe
Treachery, by SJ Parris
The Tilted World, by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly (fabulous book)
Watch Me, by James Carroll

Living Legends Nominees

Best living writer of crime/thrillers.
Michael Connolly
Robert Harris
Dean Koontz
Lynda La Plante
Val McDermid
Denise Mina
Wow - tough category!

CWA Gold Dagger Nominees

Crime Novel of the Year from the Crime Writers Association.
This Dark Road to Mercy, by Wiley Cash
Keep Your Friends Close, by Paula Daly
The First Rule of Survival, by Paul Mendelson
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny

CWA Steel Dagger Nominees

For the CWA's Ian Fleming-esque thriller.
Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris
I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes
Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles

CWA New Blood Dagger Nominees

CWA's nominees for the best crime novel by a first-time author. 
The Strangler Vine, by MJ Carter
The Axeman's Jazz, by Ray Celestin
The Devil in the Marshalsea, by Antonia Hodgson
The Silent Wife, by ASA Harrison

Best Film Dagger Nominees

Cold in July
Dom Hemingway
Starred Up

Best Television Dagger Nominees

Happy Valley (a must-see on Netflix)
Line of Duty, series 2
Sherlock, series 3 (so amazing)
The Bletchley Circle, series 2
The Honourable Woman

Luckily for my eyes, I've seen many of the film and television nominees. But now it's time to buckle down to those books. Let me know which of the nominees you've read or seen! The winners will be announced on Oct. 24.

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