Congratulations to Mark Billingham and Tania Carver who have both been shortlisted for the 2010 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
The two shortlisted novels are:
"A rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister…"
The Surrogate by Tania Carver
"A shocking double-murder scene greets Detective Inspector Philip Brennan when he is called to a flat in Colchester. Two women are viciously cut open and laying spreadeagled, one tied to the bed, one on the floor. The woman on the bed has had her stomach cut into and her unborn child is missing…"
How to choose between them..? Difficult, we know. But you can have a say in the eventual winner of the prize by voting for your favourite, by clicking on one of the buttons below:
(Okay, yes both buttons both go to the same page and you then have to make a selection and fill in your details, but we're working with what we've been given…)
The winner of the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year will be announced during this year's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, which takes place in Harrogate over the weekend of 22nd – 25th July. A number of Little,Brown authors will be appearing at the Festival – see the events page for details.
Here's a selection of keyword-matched articles that you might also find interesting: