Thursday, May 07, 2020

Promoting the Peculier

Although this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year continues. Award organizers have released a longlist of 18 contenders, all of them composed by UK or Irish crime fictionists and published in paperback between May 1, 2019, and April 30, 2020. From now until Thursday, June 4, readers are invited to vote online for their favorites.

Here are the nominees:

My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Fallen Angel, by Chris Brookmyre
Nothing Important Happened Today, by Will Carver
Cruel Acts, by Jane Casey
Blue Moon, by Lee Child
The Long Call, by Ann Cleeves
Red Snow, by Will Dean
Platform Seven, by Louise Doughty
Worst Case Scenario, by Helen Fitzgerald
The Lost Man, by Jane Harper
Joe Country, by Mick Herron
How the Dead Speak, by Val McDermid
The Chain, by Adrian McKinty
Conviction, by Denise Mina
Smoke and Ashes, by Abir Mukherjee
The Whisper Man, by Alex North
Blood & Sugar, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Blood Orange, by Harriet Tyce

The six books receiving the most votes in this phase of the tournament will go forward onto the shortlist, which is scheduled to be announced on Monday, June 8.

Again, click here to cast your ballot for the longlisted novel you think deserves a place in the next round of this contest.

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