1990: Rough Treatment, short-listed for CWA Dagger for Best Novel.
1992: Resnick: Lonely Hearts. Bronze Medal, Screenplay for Best TV Drama Series, The New York Festivals.
1995: Short-listed, CWA Dagger in the Library, 1995
1997: Off Minor, short-listed, French CWA, Best Foreign Novel.
1999: Sherlock Award Winner, Best British Detective, for Charlie Resnick in Last Rites.
1999: Sony Radio Drama Silver Award, for adaptation of Graham Greene’s The End of The Affair.
2000: Cold Light. Grand Prix du Roman Noir Etranger du Cognac.
2000: Lonely Hearts. Named by The Times as one of the Hundred Best Crime Novels of the Last Century.
2004: Flesh & Blood. CWA Silver Dagger for Fiction.
2004: Flesh & Blood. The Barry Award (US) for Best British Crime Novel of the year.
2005: Ash & Bone. Nominated Los Angeles Times Book Awards
2007: CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing.
2007: Ash & Bone. Prix du Polar Europeen.
2008: International Guest of Honour, Baltimore Bouchercon Crime Convention.
2009: Honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, from the University of Nottingham.
2013: Honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, from the University of Hertfordshire
2014: CWA Short Story Dagger for ‘Fedora’
2016 – 2018: President, Bromley House Library, Nottingham
2020: Honorary Fellowship, Goldsmiths College, University of London