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Literary Locations of Theakstons Crime Festival

  • Submitted: 10th May 2021

Theakston’s travel destinations. From Harrogate to …..

This year’s Theakston’s crime fiction longlist transports readers around the world from California to Sweden and Calcutta to a remote Irish island. Care to travel from Harrogate to these places for the price of a book?

This is SUCH an exciting time for crime fiction authors and readers. This is THE prize everyone wants to win and if Harrogate’s festival goes ahead, you might see the awards in person on the famous lawn of the Old Swan hotel…

The longlist for the award has recently been announced. Readers now have a few months to vote for their favourite novel to win the coveted prize….

Who will you vote for?

Literary Locations of Theakstons Crime Festival

The full longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 is:

Cry Baby by Mark Billingham (London)
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (London)
The Cutting Place by Jane Casey (London)
Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh (New York)
Black River by Will Dean (Sweden)

Between Two Evils by Eva Dolan (Cambridge)
The Guest List by Lucy Foley (Ireland)
The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths (Cambridge and Norfolk)
The Big Chill by Doug Johnstone (Edinburgh)

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton (Somerset, England)
Still Life by Val McDermid (Bradfield, Yorkshire)
The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway (Northern Ireland, Scotland)
Death in the East by Abir Mukherjee (Calcutta)
Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent (Dublin)

A Song For The Dark Times by Ian Rankin (Edinburgh)
Remain Silent by Susie Steiner (Cambridgeshire)
We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker (California)
The Man on the Street by Trevor Wood (Newcastle, NE England)

The shortlist will be announced in June and the winner on 22 July, at the opening evening of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, with the public able to vote for their favourite to be on the shortlist at harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com.

The winner will be revealed on the opening night of Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Thursday 22 July, and will receive £3,000, and a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakston Old Peculier.

So, clock’s a ticking to get voting for your favourite! Can’t wait to see who makes the shortlist!

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