The winner of the 2019 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year was announced at the on July 18.
- Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh – Hachette
The prize celebrates the very best in crime fiction — UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019 were eligible.
Thirteen, a legal thriller,is scheduled for release in the U.S. in August by Flatiron Books.
It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.
The award was presented at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, an event co-founded in 2003 by Val McDermid, agent Jane Gregory, and arts charity Harrogate International Festivals.