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CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger shortlist 2010 announced

24-Jul-2010 • Literary

The shortlist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2010 was announced today at the Harrogate Literature Festival, with the following books all in contention:

o 61 Hours, Lee Child (Bantam Press)
o A Loyal Spy, Simon Conway (Hodder & Stoughton)
o Gone, Mo Hayder (Bantam Press)
o Slow Horses, Mick Herron (Robinson)
o The Dying Light, Henry Porter (Orion)
o Innocent, Scott Turow (Macmillan)
o The Gentlemen’s Hour, Don Winslow (Heinemann)

The finalists will be announced on Monday 9th August as part of the Official Specsavers Crime Thriller Season on ITV3.

Over a six-week season of hour-long documentaries on ITV3, kicking off on 31st August 2010, twelve different fictional detectives will be profiled - each of them a nominee for ‘The People’s Detective’ Dagger, which will be presented at The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.

Last year the Crime Thriller Awards merged with the Crime Writers' Association Daggers to great effect and Award winners included William Brodrick, John Hart and Harlan Coben with Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Colin Dexter and Lynda La Plante being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Members of the Academy of British Crime Writing (Publishing, Film & Television) also voted Film and TV daggers to, among others, Dominic West (for ‘The Wire’) and Juliet Stevenson (for ‘Place of Execution’).

Thanks to `IFP` for the alert.

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