Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
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The Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award is a crime-fiction award, sponsored by Theakston's Old Peculier. It is awarded annually at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival in the UK, held every July. The winner receives £3000 and a small hand-carved oak beer cask carved by one of Britain's last coopers. Novels eligible are those crime novels published in paperback any time during the previous year, thus making the shortlists seem more out-of-date than for most prizes. It is also the only such crime-fiction award in the UK to be voted for partly by the public. Decisions of a jury-panel are also taken into account, a fact not-much publicised by the award organisers, who are keen to emphasize the public-voting aspect of the award.
Winners and nominees
- Mark Billingham – Lazybones
- Val McDermid – The Torment of Others
- Allan Guthrie – Two-Way Split
- Mark Billingham – Death Message
- Reginald Hill - A Cure for All Diseases
- Lee Child - Bad Luck and Trouble
- Val McDermid - Beneath The Bleeding
- Stuart MacBride - Broken Skin
- Peter James - Dead Man’s Footsteps
- Ian Rankin - Exit Music
- Peter Robinson - Friend of the Devil
- David Hewson - Garden of Evil
- John Harvey - Gone to Ground
- Mo Hayder - Ritual
- Chris Simms - Savage Moon
- Tom Cain - The Accident Man
- Declan Hughes - The Colour of Blood
- Denise Mina - Gods and Beasts
- "Theakston's Crime award goes to mainstream first novel". The Guardian (London). 2008-07-18. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
- Flood, Alison (2009-07-27). "Mark Billingham wins crime novel of the year award". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-03-06.
- "Book Prize Information". Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- Alison Flood (20 July 2012). "Denise Mina wins crime novel of the year award". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
- Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2013