Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End as the winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021.

Beloved by our booksellers and a hugely successful former Waterstones Thriller of the Month, We Begin at the End is a complex, engrossing tale of revenge and retribution under the scorching California sun, as the release and return of a notorious killer to his hometown sets off a tragic chain of events.

 

'The contest for this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award has been fiercely fought – a reflection of the outstanding quality of all the longlisted and shortlisted crime fiction published within the last year. I offer Chris Whitaker my hearty congratulations for clinching the title on his first ever nomination for his powerful and insightful We Begin at the End.'

Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston

The Shortlist

The Lantern Men
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Three Hours
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The Last Crossing
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Death in the East
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We Begin at the End
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The Man on the Street
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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 Longlist

Cry Baby
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The Other Passenger
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The Cutting Place
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Fifty-Fifty
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Black River
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Between Two Evils
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The Guest List
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The Lantern Men
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The Big Chill
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Three Hours
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Still Life
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The Last Crossing
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Death in the East
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Our Little Cruelties
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A Song for the Dark Times
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Remain Silent
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We Begin at the End
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The Man on the Street
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Previous Prize Winners

The Chain
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Thirteen
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The Intrusions
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Black Widow
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I Let You Go
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Someone Else's Skin
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Rubbernecker
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Gods and Beasts
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The End of the Wasp Season
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61 Hours
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A Simple Act of Violence
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Death Message
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The Tenderness of Wolves
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Two-way Split
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The Torment of Others
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Lazybones
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