The shortlists for the three Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Dagger awards have been revealed.
Included on the CWA Gold Dagger shortlist are Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News?, Hit and Run by Lawrence Block and A Whispered Name by William Brodrick.
The CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger shortlist entries include The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly, The Last Child by John Hart and Camulet City by Charlie Newton.
Meanwhile, the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger shortlist entries include Sweetsmoke by David Fuller, Bad Catholics by James Green, No Way To Say Goodbye by Rod Madocks and The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell.
This year's CWA Crime Thriller Awards ceremony is set to be televised on ITV3, marking the end of a six week season of crime and drama programming.
The event is due to air on October 21st and is being sponsored by Specsavers.