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.
Lynda La Plante
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
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.