Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Tapped for Theakston Honors

Organizers of this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, scheduled to take place from July 22 to 25 in Harrogate, England (provided the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t worsen), have announced their longlist of 18 nominees for the 2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.

Cry Baby, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
The Other Passenger, by Louise Candlish (Simon & Schuster)
The Cutting Place, by Jane Casey (HarperCollins)
Fifty-Fifty, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
Black River, by Will Dean (Point Blank)
Between Two Evils, by Eva Dolan (Raven)
The Guest List, by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins)
The Lantern Men, by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
The Big Chill, by Doug Johnstone (Orenda)
Three Hours, by Rosamund Lupton (Viking)
Still Life, by Val McDermid (Little, Brown)
The Last Crossing, by Brian McGilloway (Dome Press)
Death in the East, by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)
Our Little Cruelties, by Liz Nugent (Penguin)
A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Remain Silent, by Susie Steiner
(The Borough Press)
We Begin at the End, by Chris Whitaker (Zaffre)
The Man on the Street, by Trevor Wood (Quercus)

Go here to vote for your favorite book from among these.

A shortlist of contenders is expected to be broadcast in June, with the winner to be named on July 22, the opening day of the festival. For more information, click here.

(Hat tip to Promoting Crime Fiction.)

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