Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist

The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year was announced. The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018.

2018 marks the 14th year of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. The winner will be announced at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, hosted in Harrogate each July. 

The longlist of 18 titles were selected by an academy of crime writing authors, agents, editors, reviewers and members of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Programming Committee. The shortlist of six titles will be announced on 27 May, followed by a six-week promotion in libraries and in WHSmith stores nationwide. The overall winner will be decided by the panel of Judges, alongside a public vote. The public vote opens on 1 July and closes 14 July at www.theakstons.co.uk.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 19 July at the opening night of the 16th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. They’ll receive a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakston Old Peculier. The awards night will also feature the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.

THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR LONGLIST

Want You Gone, by Chris Brookmyre (Little, Brown)
The Midnight Line, by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
The Seagull, by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan)
Little Deaths, by Emma Flint (Picador)
The Chalk Pit, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Macmillan)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (John Murray)
Death at Fountains Abbey, by Antonia Hodgson (Hodder & Stoughton)
He Said, She Said, by Erin Kelly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Sirens, by Joseph Knox (Doubleday)
The Accident on A35, by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband)
You Don’t Know Me, by Imran Mahmood (Michael Joseph)
Insidious Intent, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)
The Long Drop, by Denise Mina (Harvill Secker)
A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
Rather Be the Devil, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
The Intrusions, by Stav Sherez (Faber and Faber)
Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner (The Borough Press)
 
HT: The Rap Sheet

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