Sunday, April 15, 2018

Who’s Peculier Now?

Organizers of this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival (to be held in the spa town of Harrogate, England, July 19-22) have announced their longlist of nominees for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. The 18 contenders include both heavy hitters and lesser-knowns.

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)

Festival officials tells us, “The shortlist of six titles will be announced on 27 May, followed by a six-week promotion in libraries and in W.H. Smith stores [across Britain]. 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”

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