The Specsaver ITV3 Crime & Thriller Award Winners

As presented tonight at a gala event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, which will be televised on October 27th:

Gold Dagger: A WHISPERED NAME, William Brodrick (Little, Brown)

Steel Dagger: THE LAST CHILD, John Hart (John Murray)

New Blood (Creasey) Dagger: ECHOES FROM THE DEAD, Johan Theorin (Doubleday)

ITV3 Viewers’ Favorite Crime Author: Harlan Coben

The Bookseller also reported that HBO’s “The Wire” picked up two awards for best drama and for best actor (to Dominic West) while Juliet Stevenson won the best actress

dagger. Colin Dexter, Lynda La Plante, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid collected

trophies to commemorate their inaguration into the Hall of Fame.

UPDATE: The Daily Mail has a more image-tastic writeup of the event, while the Bookseller reports on it as well and picks up on Lynda La Plante’s gripes against celebrity authors (some of whom were in the audience last night) “enjoying 15 minutes of fame.”