The longlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2011 was announced yesterday. You can find it HERE. I have not read any so far. However I’m planning to read soon from my TBR shelves: Winterland by Alan Glynn (Faber) and Rupture by Simon Lelic (Picador).
From my wish list I’m interested in: Blacklands by Belinda Bauer (Corgi), From the Dead by Mark Billingham (Sphere), Blood Harvest by S J Bolton (Corgi Books), Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride (Harper Fiction), The Twelve by Stuart Neville (Vintage) and A Capital Crime by Laura Wilson, (Quercus).
The shortlist will be announced on 1 July and the winner will be announced on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on Thursday 21st July.
From Maxine I understand that A Capital Crime is a must. Are there any other suggestions? Obviously I wont be able to read them all, but it will be a nice opportunity to catch up with some British and Irish crime writers. And I have still pending A Simple Act Of Violence by RJ Ellory, last year winner.