Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2024 Longlist | Guest Bloggers | Crime Scene

Louise Phillips

Irish writers Liz Nugent and Jane Casey are included in the longlist for this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

Liz Nugent’s Strange Sally Diamond and Jane Casey’s The Close join an impressive list of the very best in crime fiction.

The 2024 longlist in full:

  • The Last Dance by Mark Billingham (Sphere; Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Cliff House by Chris Brookmyre (Abacus; Little, Brown Book Group)
  • In the Blink of an Eye by Jo Callaghan (Simon & Schuster UK)
  • The Close by Jane Casey (Harper Fiction; Harper Collins)
  • The Raging Storm by Ann Cleeves (Pan/Macmillan; Pan Macmillan)
  • Fearless by M W Craven (Constable; Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Last Remains by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
  • The Secret Hours by Mick Herron (Baskerville; John Murray Press)
  • Killing Jericho by William Hussey (Zaffre, Bonnier Books UK)
  • None of This is True by Lisa Jewell (Century; Cornerstone)
  • Conviction by Jack Jordan (Simon & Schuster)
  • A Game of Lies by Clare Mackintosh (Sphere; Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Broken Afternoon by Simon Mason (riverrun; Quercus)
  • Past Lying by Val McDermid (Sphere; Little, Brown Book Group)
  • Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent (Sandycove; Penguin Ireland)
  • The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Pan/Mantle; Pan Macmillan)
  • The Last Goodbye by Tim Weaver (Michael Joseph; Penguin Random House)
  • You Can Run by Trevor Wood (Quercus)


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