The winners of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 were announced at a gala awards ceremony celebrating the very best offences of the year at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on the 18th of October.
Winners on the night were:
The CWA Gold Dagger - sponsored by Constable & Robinson: The Rage by Gene Kerrigan (Harvill Secker)
The John Creasey New Blood Dagger - sponsored by Goldsboro Books: A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash (Bantam)
The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger- sponsored by Ian Fleming Publications: A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)
The Specsaver's Bestseller Dagger 2012: Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs said, "Given the extraordinary company in which I find myself nominated for this award, I can't express how shocked and delighted I am. This is truly an unexpected honor."
Gene Kerrigan commented: "I'm aware of the writers who have previously received the Gold Dagger and I'm honoured to have my name on the same page."
Charles Cumming said, "For spy writers, the Steel Dagger is our Booker prize, so I'm thrilled to have won such a prestigious award. Some great writers have picked up the Steel Dagger, including Henry Porter, Dan Fesperman and Tom Rob Smith. I'm honoured to have joined their ranks."
Wiley Cash said, "As an American writer, it's a shock and a real honor to win an award in a genre with such a proud British tradition."
Download a copy of the winners poster to print and display here.
Watch the Awards ceremony on ITV3 on the 23 October.
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