The longlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2012 was announced yesterday. You can find it HERE. So far I’ve read Darkside, Collusion and The Burning Soul. I’m looking forward to reading The Retribution, The End of the Wasp Season, and The Impossible Dead, stay tuned.
The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of six titles which will be announced on Thursday 5th July.
The overall winner will be decided by a panel of experts which this year comprises of DI Tom Thorne actor David Morrissey, Festival chair Mark Billingham, journalist and crime novelist Henry Sutton, Ruth Lewis, Fiction Buyer at Asda, and Simon Theakston, Executive Director of T&R Theakston Ltd; as well as members of the public. The public vote opens on Thursday 5th July and closes on Tuesday 17th July at www.theakstons.co.uk.