We're not entirely sure how long ago this was published, but the shortlist for the 2011 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award has been posted online. The winner is chosen by readers and will be announced during the Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival to be held later this month.
The shortlisted crime novels are ...
◊ From the Dead by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
◊ Blood Harvest by S. J. Bolton (Bantam Press)
◊ 61 Hours by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
◊ Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins)
◊ The Holy Thief by William Ryan (Mantle)
◊ The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph)
(Source: Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival website)