The 2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year is Slough House by Mick Herron.
The prize was created to celebrate “excellence, originality, and the very best in crime fiction from UK and Irish authors” whose novels were published in paperback during the eligibility period. The winner receives £3,000 and a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakstons Brewery.
Also named as “Highly Commended” was True Crime Story by Joseph Knox.
Michael Connelly received the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.