The shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. It is as follows
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid,
The Long Drop by Denise Mina
A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
The Intrusions by Stav Sherez
Persons Unknown Susie Steiner
Now in its 14th year, the award is run in partnership with T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and The Mail on Sunday.
The public vote opens on 1 July and closes July 14 at www.theakstons.co.uk
The winner will be announced by broadcaster Mark Lawson on July 19, the opening night of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
The crime writing festival runs at the old Swan in Harrogate from July 19 to July 22.
Guests include John Grisham, Don Winslow, Linwood Barclay and Sophie Hannah.