Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year longlist

Literary awards are not always a guide to what YOU would like, or would have chosen in any given category. However, when it comes to the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award, it seems that they choose the books that I would have chosen.

I have read FIVE titles in this year’s longlist and hope to read many more of them.

Here are the links to my reviews for the 5 titles on the longlist that I have read:

Salt Lane” by William Shaw

Snap” by Belinda Bauer

The Chalk Man” by C.J. Tudor

This is How it Ends” by Eva Dolan

Our House” by Louise Candlish

The titles from the longlist that are still patiently waiting on my TBR and that I am particularly looking forward to reading are:

Hell Bay” by Kate Rhodes

Broken Ground” by Val McDermid

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” by Stuart Turton

Take Me In” by Sabine Durrant

How many of these fantastic titles have YOU read?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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16 Responses to Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year longlist

  1. carhicks says:

    I have not heard of this award list, but I agree, it looks intriguing. I have read three of them and have about 6 others on my TBR. I am passing on The Seven Deaths as I have read a lot of mixed reviews on that one.

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  2. A few are on my TBR list, but The Seven Deaths… really didn’t work for me…Still,a very,very nice list!


  3. Sandra says:

    Apparently the reason for the different number of deaths in the title is to avoid confusion with another book in the US. I’ve read this one and can see why it still works with both numbers. I certainly think the book is worth reading because it’s so different. But I’m still not sure whether I enjoyed it or not!

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  4. Kim Rogers says:

    I have read Snap, The Chalkman, The 7 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Our House. I have Thirteen but not read it. Our House was my fav by far!

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  5. Kelly says:

    8! Outstanding list!

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  6. So many of these are on my TBR shelf. None read yet.


  7. Norrie says:

    I don’t really follow these awards cuz most of them features books i don’t really read.
    But this list is good! I spotted some of my faves 🙂


  8. thequietgeordie says:

    I’ve only read one – the Seven Deaths – and it wouldn’t win the award if I was on the panel! I do have quite a few of the others on my shelf yet to read too!

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