2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist

Crime and mystery awards season is in full swing — the longlist for the 2019 Theakston old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced.

The prize was created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction and is open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

The Longlist in Full:

  • Snap by Belinda Bauer – Transworld
  • Our House by Louise Candlish – Simon & Schuster UK
  • Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh – Hachette
  • Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves – Pan Macmillan
  • This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Take Me In by Sabine Durrant – Hodder & Stoughton
  • The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths – Quercus
  • London Rules by Mick Herron – John Murray Press
  • Broken Ground by Val McDermid – Little, Brown Book Group
  • The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney – HarperCollins
  • The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry – Canongate Books
  • East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman – HarperCollins
  • Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes – Simon & Schuster UK
  • Salt Lane by William Shaw – Quercus
  • The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor – Penguin Random House
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan – Simon & Schuster UK
  • Changeling by Matt Wesolowski – Orenda Books

The winner is announced at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, hosted in Harrogate each July. The festival was co-founded in 2003 by Val McDermid, agent Jane Gregory, and arts charity Harrogate International Festivals.

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]

3 thoughts on “2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Longlist

  1. For those puzzled by the term, a ‘peculier’ is an ecclesiastical parish — in this case, the North Yorkshire peculier of Masham, a town which houses not only the Theakston brewery, but also that of the equally excellent Black Sheep. My wife Ann and I visited the town (and its pubs) frequently during our numerous holidays in the region.

  2. Thanks for the explanation. I was familiar with the beer (good stuff), the festival and the award, but I always wondered about the unusual spelling.

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