Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014

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Shortlist 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 winning author receives a cash prize of £3000 and a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakstons Old Peculier.

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

The 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year shortlist in full:

  • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
  • Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths
  • The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter by Malcolm Mackay
  • The Chessmen by Peter May
  • The Red Road by Denise Mina
  • Eleven Days by Stav Sherez

YOU – the readers – are able to help decide which of the six short listed authors will take home the most coveted title in crime fiction, a prize of £3,000 and a hand-carved Theakstons cask, by casting your vote online at: www.theakstons.co.uk.

The result of the online vote will be counted alongside the votes of the expert judging panel in order to determine the 2014 winner.

The Judges
Forming the 2014 judging panel are 2014 Festival Programming Chair Steve Mosby, WHSmith’s Head of Fiction David Swillman and Executive Director of title sponsor, T&R Theakston Simon Theakston and TV Editor at Radio Times, Alison Graham.

Nationwide crime spree hits WHSmith!
The 18 long listed books will be available to buy in WHSmith stores nationwide from 22 May – 19 June, and the 6 short listed books will feature in all stores from 3 July –31 July.

2013 Winner Denise Mina with Simon Theakston