Too Many Crime & Thriller Awards? Think Again

And this new one has some degree of muscle, what with it being the ITV3 Crime & Thriller Awards and the brainchild of Cactus TV’s Amanda “Richard & Judy” Ross. More from the Bookseller:

ITV3 has teamed up with Cactus TV to launch a six-week Crime

Thriller Season this autumn, culminating in televised ITV3 Crime

Thriller Awards to celebrate crime fiction in film, TV and books.


has support from major publishers and retailers to promote the season,

with posters and stickered books to be placed in shops and supermarkets.


with an event at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival (17th–20th July),

the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards will focus on the best of British and

international crime novels, with around 15 categories in books, film

and TV. The winners will be voted for by a panel of publishing industry

figures, with an ITV3 viewers’ choice award for the top crime author.

If this has a Richard & Judy-esque effect on sales of crime fiction in the UK, that’ll work pretty well…