Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2010 – Longlist

The longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year in 2010 has been announced and voting for this stage lasts until 11 June. You can find the link for voting here. The novels are:

  • In the Dark by Mark Billingham
  • If It Bleeds by Duncan Campbell
  • The Surrogate by Tania Carver
  • The Business by Martina Cole
  • A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
  • Until It's Over by Nicci French
  • The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
  • Cold in Hand by John Harvey
  • Skin by Mo Hayder
  • Vows of Silence by Susan Hill
  • The Dying Breed by Declan Hughes
  • Dead Tomorrow by Peter James
  • Target by Simon Kernick
  • A Darker Domain by Val McDermid
  • Gallows Lane by Brian McGilloway
  • Geezer Girls by Dreda Say Mitchell
  • Singing to the Dead by Caro Ramsay
  • Doors Open by Ian Rankin
  • All The Colours of Darkness by Peter Robinson
  • Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  • From the site:

    "The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 1st July, at which point you will be able to cast your vote once again. The result of this second online vote will hold a 20% share within the all-new judging panel to decide on the eventual winner. The panel includes: Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 broadcaster and author; John Dugdale, Guardian Associate Media Editor; Natalie Haynes, comedian and journalist; and Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd … The winner of the prize will be announced by radio broadcaster and festival regular Mark Lawson on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on Thursday 22nd July. "

    Get reading and voting!

    4 thoughts on “Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2010 – Longlist

    1. Maxine

      Do you know anything about the eligibility criteria? Some of these books are very old. And hasn’t Child 44 been a finalist before (I thought I recall it losing a year or two ago). Nicci French has publshed two books since the one on this list.

    2. crimeficreader

      Maxine,
      The prize is for a novel published in paperback in the previous year, although the running year is not specified. Child 44 was published in PB in Feb 09, therefore I guess that it’s the previous calendar year. It leads to what feels like a rather out of date award that could be better designed.

    3. eddie cassani

      Hi 2 great authors that should be on the short list= SIMON BECKETT (THE CHEMIDTRY OF DEATH)A NAIL- SHREDING THRILLER AND STEVEN DUNNE (THE REAPEAR) “A REAL PAGE TUNNER” TWO GREAT NEW AUTHORS NEW BLOOD .E Cassani South Africa

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