Friday, October 08, 2010

2010 Gold, Fleming & Creasey Awards - Winners

The winners of the Gold, Fleming and Creasey Awards were announced tonight:
CWA GOLD DAGGER 2010
Blacklands, Belinda Bauer - winner
Blood Harvest, S J Bolton
• Shadowplay, Karen Campbell
• The Way Home, George Pelecanos

Belinda Bauer said: "It was a thrill just to be shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for my first novel, let alone to win. Blacklands is a small, simple book and I'm still stunned and delighted that it seems to have struck a chord with so many people."

CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 2010, SPONSORED BY IAN FLEMING PUBLICATIONS LTD
• A Loyal Spy, Simon Conway - winner
• The Dying Light, Henry Porter
• Innocent, Scott Turow
• The Gentlemen’s Hour, Don Winslow

Simon Conway commented: “To have won The Steel Dagger against such stiff competition is both unexpected and deeply satisfying. My book's reluctant hero Jonah would probably celebrate by getting roaring drunk, beaten up, abducted, thrown out a chopper and inadvertantly saving several thousand lives. I may try some of these at home.”

CWA JOHN CREASEY (NEW BLOOD) DAGGER 2010
• Acts of Violence, Ryan David Jahn - winner
The Pull of the Moon, Diane Janes
Rupture, Simon Lelic
• The Holy Thief, William Ryan

Ryan David Jahn said: “Simply being listed alongside such talents as the other finalists was an honour. To win, and be brought into the company of writers such as Walter Mosley and Minette Walters, who have gone on to such fine careers, is unbelievable -- an indescribable thrill.”
You can watch the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2010 ("a celebration of all things criminal in literature, TV and film") being presented on ITV3 on Tuesday, 12th October at 9pm.

3 comments:

Maxine said...

I have not read Blacklands but from all accounts it is a worthy winner. however, it is a travesty that the derivative Acts of Violence was considered better than Rupture. Rupture is in a completely different class, and truly original.

Bernadette in Australia said...

I'd not heard of Acts of Violence until now - a quick look at the amazon page uncovered this publisher's blurb "...a sprawling, cinematic tour-de-force, a terrifying crime novel unlike any other" which makes me want to barf so I'm not encouraged to pick it up

Maxine said...

My review on Petrona is negative, if you want to look, Bernadette. It's written as if it is a story of a true crime, which is one reason (among others) why it did not appeal to me.