The shortlist has now been announced for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. This is the ninth year of the coveted award that is open to British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback over the previous twelve months.
The shortlist is:
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
Safe House by Chris Ewan
The Lewis Man by Peter May
Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina
Stolen Souls by Stuart Neville
A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez
Huge congratulations to all the shortlisted authors.
Now it’s time for readers to do their part. Voting is open at www.theakstons.co.uk where you can vote for your favorite. The online vote is counted alongside votes from the expert panel. This year the judging panel are Val McDermid (2013 Festival Programming Chair), David Swillman (WHSmith’s Head of Fiction), Simon Theakston (Executive Director of title sponsor T&R Theakston, and Kate Mosse (award-winning author and broadcaster).
The winner will be announced on Thursday 18th July at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
PS. If you’d like to read the shortlisted books, pop into WHSmith between 4th July and 1st August and look out for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year stickers.
- Harrogate Crime Writer’s Festival Challenge (catherineleeauthor.com)
- Crime Thriller Book Log: Mina, Mackay, Dunne & Slaughter (crimethrillerfella.wordpress.com)
- Author makes shortlist for top crime novel award (iomtoday.co.im)