Belinda Bauer, Val McDermid and Sarah Vaughan longlisted for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

We are extremely proud to announce that our authors Belinda Bauer, Val McDermid and Sarah Vaughan have made the longlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019 award.

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 1st May 2018 to 30th April 2019.

Belinda Bauer won the same award in 2014 for her novel Rubbernecker and now enters the longlist with her 2018 Man Booker-longlisted Snap.

Multiple-award winner Val McDermid received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction at the Festival in 2016 and won the Crime Novel of the Year in 2006 with The Torment of Others. Her latest, Broken Ground, makes the 2019 longlist.

Sarah Vaughan’s Sunday Times Bestselling novel Anatomy of a Scandal combines Vaughan’s experiences as a political correspondent on the Guardian with her time as a student reading English at Oxford in the Nineties and was praised as a savage indictment of class, privilege and toxic masculinity.

The winner of the award will be announced at an award ceremony hosted by broadcaster Mark Lawson on 18th July on the opening night of the 17th Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.

To see the full longlist and for more information visit harrogateinternationalfestivals.com.