Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014

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Winner Announced for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2014!

2014 marks the tenth year of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The award, run in partnership with T & R Theakston, WHSmith and Radio Times, was created to celebrate the very best in crime writing and is open to British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback over the previous twelve months.

Crime writing’s most coveted accolade, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award returns to highlight the cream of the crop of crime novels.

The Winner:

Belinda Bauer scooped the tenth Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Rubbernecker featuring Patrick Fort, a medical student with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Belinda said: “This is really unexpected; it feels like a very lucky accident to win this award when my fellow shortlisted authors seem so much smarter than me! I’m delighted. It’s a wonderful festival and such a prestigious prize. I’d like to thank the judges who read all the shortlisted books, and Simon Theakston for sponsoring the Festival. I’d particularly like to thank my publishers, Transworld, and my wonderful agent, Jane Gregory.”

Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston, said: “It was a very tough decision as it is every year as all the books on the shortlist were outstanding but I’m delighted to hand the trophy to Belinda.”

The 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year short-list in full:

The 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year long-list in full:

    • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
    • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
    • The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham
    • Like This, For Ever by Sharon Bolton
    • A Wanted Man by Lee Child
    • The Honey Guide by Richard Crompton
    • The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald
    • Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
    • Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes
    • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay
    • The Chessmen by Peter May
    • I Hear The Sirens In The Street by Adrian McKinty
    • The Red Road by Denise Mina
    • Ratlines by Stuart Neville
    • Standing in Another Man’s Grave by Ian Rankin
    • Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson
    • Eleven Days by Stav Sherez
    • Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth