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Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2015 - Shortlisted Titles

3 January 2017

The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was created to celebrate the very best in British and Irish crime writing and is open to crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015.

The 2015 Award is run in partnership with T&R Theakston Ltd, WHSmith, and Radio Times.

The Facts Of Life And Death by Belinda Bauer
Lone women are terrorized and their helpless mothers forced to watch in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder. Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, the threat of divorce. Helping her daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.

This title is available to purchase in large print and unabridged CD and MP3 CD formats.

Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary
Detective Inspector Marnie Rome. Everyone knows how Marnie fought to come back from the murder of her parents, but very few know what is going on below the surface. Because Marnie has secrets she won't share with anyone. But then, so does everyone. Certainly those in the women's shelter Marnie and Detective Sergeant Noah Jake visit on that fateful day. The day when they arrive to interview a resident, only to find one of the women's husbands, lying stabbed on the floor. As Marnie and Noah investigate further, events begin to spiral. Now, if Marnie is going to find the truth she will have to face her own demons head on. Because the time has come for secrets to be revealed.

This title is available to purchase in both CD and MP3 CD formats.