The six titles shortlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award are:
For additional information click HERE and HERE.
So far I’ve only read two: A Dark Redemption and The Lewis Man (you can find my review clicking on the book title).
The winners of the eight previous editions have been:
2005 – Lazybones, by Mark Billingham
2006 – The Torment of Others, by Val McDermid
2007 – Two-Way Split, by Allan Guthrie
2008 – The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney
2009 – Death Message, by Mark Billingham
2010 – A Simple Act of Violence, by R J Ellory
2011 – 61 Hours, by Lee Child
2012 – The End of the Wasp Season, by Denise Mina
Unfortunately last night I read the sad news of Rod Younger’s sudden death. I did not have the chance to meet him personally, but Rod was a true caballero español and a true English gentleman. For those who didn’t know him, you can find, below, some information about Rod. Rest in peace, amigo.
From Costa Press Club (Asociación de Prensa Costa del Sol):
Rod Younger is an Anglo-Spaniard (born in UK of Spanish parents) with over 30 years experience of doing business in Spain. He was an international banker for fifteen years, working primarily for Wells Fargo and Salomon Brothers. Rod has lived in Spain since 2002 and in 2009 published a crime thriller Deadly Secrets (under the pseudonym Robert Tenison) based on a story of corruption in the urban planning process, money laundering and murder in southern Spain. He has also had several articles published in both online and offline media covering a variety of topics from Spain’s looming banking crisis (2009); what makes Spanish Culture and Character (2009); to the underlying problems with Spain’s economy (2010). In 2011 Rod established Sol y Sombra Books, trading as Books4Spain, which will be an online book store specialising in English language books and eBooks about Spain. The business also aims to publish a limited number of books set in, or about, Spain.
The Scoop Interviews (no. 2): JJ and Rod Younger, Bookstore Owners, Books4Spain
The bookseller putting Spain on the map
Books4Spain – an interview with Rod Younger