Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019
The UK’s most prestigious prize for crime fiction - awarded to the best crime novel published in paperback in the previous year - the Theakston’s Old Peculier Award is voted for by the public and presented each year at the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. This year the award marks its 15th anniversary with an exceptionally strong line-up, featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary crime and a host of previous mainstream prize-winners. Books in the running include Belinda Bauer’s Man Booker Prize-longlisted novel Snap, Stuart Turton’s bestselling Costa Prize-winner, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, and Val McDermid’s latest Karen Pirie thriller, Broken Ground, as well as Chris Brookmyre’s pseudonymously published historical whodunit, The Way of All Flesh.
The shortlist of six titles will be announced on the 19th May and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony on the 18th July.