Friday, May 18, 2012

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel Award Longlist

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award highlighting crime novels published by British and Irish authors over the last year.

2012 Longlist
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
  • Darkside by Belinda Bauer (Corgi)
  • Now You See Me by SJ Bolton (Corgi)
  • Where the Bodies Are Buried by Chris Brookmyre (Abacus)
  • The Burning Soul by John Connolly (Hodder Paperback)
  • The Calling by Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
  • Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler (Bantam)
  • Blue Monday by Nicci French (Michael Joseph)
  • The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Arrow)
  • The Retribution by Val McDermid (Sphere)
  • The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Orion)
  • Black Flowers by Steve Mosby (Orion)
  • Collusion by Stuart Neville (Vintage)
  • The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Orion)
  • Mice by Gordon Reece (Pan Books)
  • Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)
  • Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson (Black Swan)
2012 Voting Procedures
The names of the six shortlisted titles will be announced on Thursday 5 July 2012 and readers will be able to help decide which of the six short-listed authors will take home the most coveted title in crime fiction, by casting your vote online at

The result of the online vote will be counted alongside the votes of the expert judging panel in order to determine the 2012 winner.

1 comment:

Marjie said...

I think you just have to love something called "Old Peculier"!