Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year Nominees 2022 Announced
By Sarah Morgan
Who will take home this year’s coveted Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year award?
It’s a mystery even more difficult to work out as the plots of the six books that have made it onto the shortlist – thankfully, however, nobody will be bumped off before the winner is revealed at the crime awards ceremony, which is the opening event at this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, which gets under way on Thursday 21 July at Harrogate’s Old Swan Hotel.
In the running are: The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, True Crime Story by Joseph Knox, Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Slough House by Mick Herron, Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan and The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean.
Both Griffiths (four times) and Herron (three) have received nominations in the past, but the rest are all debutants – can one of them bag the coveted cash prize and hand-carved barrel-shaped trophy at the first time of asking?
If you have a particular favourite, don’t miss an opportunity to vote at the awards’ dedicated website: harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com.
The festival’s organisers have reason to celebrate too – it was recently announced that last year’s event won the Best Achievement category at the Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards. You can bet the team won’t be resting on their laurels, however, and will be working hard to make 2022’s long weekend of talks and discussions even better than ever before.
Tickets are still available for those who want to sample the atmosphere at: harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/whats-on