Thursday, May 17, 2012

Peculier, Indeed

Eighteen books are featured in the longlist of nominees for Britain’s 2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The titles of those works were announced earlier this afternoon:

Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
Darkside, by Belinda Bauer (Corgi)
Now You See Me, by S.J. 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 S.J. Watson (Black Swan)

By July 5, this longlist should finally be trimmed down to a roster of just half a dozen finalists.

On July 17, members of the public will be asked to vote for their favorite novels from that shortlist, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, July 19, during the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England.

1 comment:

John said...

I hope Chris Fowler's book makes the short list. He's long overdue for some recognition for his Peculiar Crimes Unit series. I liked Ben Aaronovitch's very original genre blender too which was strangely retitled MIDNIGHT RIOT in the US edition.