The shortlist for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award has just been announced.
Awarded at the opening ceremony of the annual Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, the prize winner is decided upon by you, the general public.
So, take your pick from…
Death Message - Mark Billingham
The Accident Man - Tom Cain
Bad Luck And Trouble - Lee Child
Gone To Ground - John Harvey
Ritual - Mo Hayder
The Garden of Evil - David Hewson
A Cure For All Diseases - Reginald Hill
The Colour Of Blood - Declan Hughes
Dead Man's Footsteps - Peter James
Broken Skin - Stuart MacBride
Beneath The Bleeding - Val McDermid
Exit Music - Ian Rankin
Friend Of The Devil - Peter Robinson
Savage Moon - Chris Simms
… and cast your vote on the festival website here.
More details about the festival are available here, and, of course, digyorkshire.com will be covering the festival in full in July.