Longlist announced for the 2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

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.

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