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‘The Dry’ longlisted for Theakston Crime Novel of the Year

Jane Harper has been longlisted for the UK’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for her debut The Dry (Pan).

Also longlisted for the £3000 (A$5500) prize are:

  • Want You Gone (Chris Brookmyre, Little, Brown)
  • The Midnight Line (Lee Child, Bantam)
  • The Seagull (Ann Cleeves, Macmillan)
  • Little Deaths (Emma Flint, Picador)
  • The Chalk Pit (Elly Griffiths, Quercus)
  • Spook Street (Mick Herron, John Murray)
  • A Death at Fountains Abbey (Antonia Hodgson, Hodder & Stoughton)
  • He Said/She Said (Erin Kelly, Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Sirens (Joseph Knox, Black Swan)
  • The Accident on the A35 (Graeme Macrae Burnet, Text)
  • You Don’t Know Me (Imran Mahmood, Michael Joseph)
  • Insidious Intent (Val McDermid, Sphere)
  • The Long Drop (Denise Mina, Vintage)
  • A Rising Man (Abir Mukherjee, Harvill Secker)
  • Rather Be the Devil (Ian Rankin, Orion)
  • The Intrusions (Stav Sherez, Faber)
  • Persons Unknown (Susie Steiner, HarperCollins)

The prize is open to UK and Irish crime authors—Harper is British-bornwhose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018.

The shortlist will be announced on 27 May, followed by the announcement of the winner on 19 July, on the opening night of the 16th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Chris Brookmyre’s novel Black Widow (Little, Brown), won the 2017 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

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