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2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year longlist announced!

Yours truly with longlisted authors for the Crime Novel of the Year Award Stuart McBride and Mark Billingham

The Theakton’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s annual Novel of the Year’s longlist has been announced, to celebrate another successful and exciting year in crime fiction.
There’s some tasty novels in the list, recent winners have included Mark Billingham (pictured) and RJ Ellory. Unlike arty farty literary awards, with the Crime Novel of the Year it’s what readers think that really counts. Voting is open from 13 May – 5 June to help determine which books from the Longlist of 18 books will go on to take home the coveted gong.
The longlisted and shortlisted titles will feature in a nationwide library campaign encouraging readers to vote.

You can vote now at

The longlist

  • Blacklands, by Belinda Bauer
  • From the Dead, by Mark Billingham
  • Blood Harvest, by S J Bolton
  • 61 Hours, by Lee Child
  • Winterland, by Alan Glynn
  • A Room Swept White, by Sophie Hannah
  • The Woodcutter, by Reginald Hill
  • Rupture, by Simon Lelic
  • Sister, by Rosamund Lupton
  • Dark Blood, by Stuart MacBride
  • Fever of the Bone, by Val McDermid
  • Fifty Grand, by Adrian McKinty
  • Still Bleeding, Steve Mosby
  • The Twelve, by Stuart Neville
  • Random, by Craig Robertson
  • The Holy Thief, by William Ryan
  • The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor
  • A Capital Crime, by Laura
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2 comments on “2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year longlist announced!

  1. Rebecca Bradley
    May 17, 2011

    I’m excited to say that I will be attended the Theakstons Crime Writing Festival in July after booking it yesterday. Lots of luck in the voting.

  2. cathbore
    May 17, 2011

    I’m hoping to book my tickets soon, so I’ll see you there. It’s always nice to meet other writers – crime ones especially!

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