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RCW authors Longlisted for Theakston Crime Novel Award

We are delighted to announce that A Rising Man by Abir MukherjeeThe Long Drop by Denise Mina and Rather be the Devil by Ian Rankin have all been longlisted for the 2018 Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 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 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018.

The shortlist of six titles will be announced on 27 May, followed by a six-week promotion in libraries and in WHSmith stores nationwide. The overall winner will be decided by the panel of Judges, alongside a public vote. The public vote opens on 1 July and closes 14 July at

The winner will be announced at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, hosted in Harrogate in mid-July.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Abir Mukherjee: Sam Copeland; Agent for Denise Mina and Ian Rankin: Peter Robinson)

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