THE NIGHT HAWKS by Elly Griffiths makes Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022

6th May 2022

We are delighted to announce fourth-time shortlistee Elly Griffith’s has been longlisted this year for her novel THE NIGHT HAWKS.

Simon Theakston, Executive Director of Theakston, said: “Crime fiction seems to have an enduring popularity with readers, and this year’s longlist is a clear indication as to why. Books from iconic writers and impressive debuts demonstrate the wonderful talent working in the genre today – the public have got a hard job ahead of them voting for a shortlist of only six! We raise a glass of Old Peculier to all the authors on the longlist, and look forward to a celebratory drink with our Award winner in July.”

Voting for the shortlist closes 26th May with winner voting opening 14th June. The winner will be announced 21st July at the opening night of this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.