Theakstons Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Short List:
Rush of Blood, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
Safe House, by Chris Ewan (Faber and Faber)
The Lewis Man, by Peter May (Quercus)
Gods and Beasts, by Denise Mina (Orion)
Stolen Souls, by Stuart Neville (Vintage)
A Dark Redemption, by Stav Sherez (Faber and Faber)
The winner will be decided by a judging panel, comprising David Swillman, WHSmith’s Head of Fiction, The Guardian’s Associate Media Editor, John Dugdale, Author and Festival Chair, Val McDermid, Executive Director of T&R Theakston and title sponsor, Simon Theakston, and ‘Citadel’ author and co-founder of The Orange Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse.
The public vote will also count for 20% of the final decision and will be able to cast their vote online at www.theakstons.co.uk from July 4 – 16.
The winner will be announced at the Award ceremony on the Opening Night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate on Thursday 18 July at 8pm.
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