On Thursday the winners of the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012 were announced:
The Bestseller Dagger went to Kathy Reichs.
The Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel went to Gene Kerrigan for The Rage, described as a "suspense driven storm of violence set in the backstreets of Dublin."
The Steel Dagger for Best Crime thriller went to Charles Cumming for A Foreign Country, regarded as one of the best of the new generation of British spy writers.
The New Blood Dagger went to Wiley Cash for A Land More Kind Than Home, a "tale of the smarting underbelly of religious fanaticism of his Deep South youth."
Well done to all the winners and I look forward to adding these to my to-read list.