Elly Griffiths shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year

15th June 2015

The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths, the sixth novel in the series featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway, has been selected from a longlist of 18 crime novels published by British and Irish authors over the last year, for the 2015 Award in partnership with T&R Theakston Ltd, WH Smith and Radio Times.

The overall winner will be decided by the panel of judges, which this year comprises of: executive director of T&R Theakston Ltd. and title sponsor Simon Theakston; festival chair Ann Cleeves; Radio Times’ TV editor Alison Graham; head of fiction at WH Smith, Sandra Bradley; and producer of the Radio 2 Book Club, Joe Haddow, as well as members of the public. The public vote opens on 1st July and closes on 13th July at the Theakstons website. www.theakstons.co.uk

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster Mark Lawson on the opening night of the 13th annual Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on 16th July. The winner will receive a £3,000 cash prize, as well as a handmade, engraved beer barrel provided by Theakstons Old Peculier.

Previous winners of the award include Lee Child, Val McDermid, and Mark Billingham.

Related Books

The Outcast Dead

The Outcast Dead

Quercus, 2014
Dying Fall

Dying Fall

Quercus, 2013