01 July 2011

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year: SHORTLIST

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year SHORTLIST announced:

From The Dead by Mark Billingham (Sphere)
Blood Harvest by SJ Bolton (Corgi Books)
61 Hours by Lee Child (Bantam Books)
Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride (Harper Fiction)
The Holy Thief by William Ryan (Pan Books)
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph)

The winner of the prize will be announced on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on 21st July.

On the same night, a special presentation will be made to the winner of the second Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award, which this year is presented to P.D. James.


  1. Of the ones I've read I enjoyed The Holy Thief the most, and I'm looking forward to the author's second book later in the year. Flighty xx

  2. They all sound good to me but I will try to read The Holy Thief first since you recommended it.