Short list for 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Year.

The folks behind Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have released the short list for the Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

RUSH OF BLOOD, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)
SAFE HOUSE, by Chris Ewan (Faber and Faber)
THE LEWIS MAN, by Peter May (Quercus)
GODS AND BEASTS, by Denise Mina (Orion)
STOLEN SOULS, by Stuart Neville (Vintage)
A DARK REDEMPTION, by Stav Sherez (Faber and Faber)

The public can cast their vote online at www.theakstons.co.uk from July 4 – 16. The winner will be announced at the Award ceremony on the Opening Night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate on Thursday 18 July at 8pm.