We all know I love a list. List writing bizarrely always cheers me up and makes me feel on top of things. Even writing a list of cleaning that needs doing makes me feel like I’ve been productive. Admittedly I normally spend more time writing the list than actually doing anything on it but it still makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something. I rarely complete a list, there is no fun in that. Once a couple of things are ticked off then it just makes the list look messy so I like to rewrite it, I’m not strange honestly.
Of course my favourite type of list is a book related one and so I was very excited to see that the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 Longlist has been announce. I was even more excited to see that it includes some of the best books I’ve read this year.
Unfortunately voting for the longlist closes on the 26th May so I’m not going to get chance to read the whole list in advance, but I certainly think I’ll be able to have a good go at the shortlist when it’s announced.
Vote for your favourite here https://harrogatetheakstoncrimeaward.com/vote/
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2022 Longlist
Girl A by Abigail Dean
Tall Bones by Anna Bailey
The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
Blood Ties by Brian McGilloway
The Cut by Chris Brookmyre
The Less Dead by Denise Mina
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
Watch Her Fall by Erin Kelly
I Know What I Saw by Imran Mahmood
True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd Robinson
Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham
Slough House by Mick Herron
Dead Ground by M. W. Craven
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan
The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean
The Trawlerman by William Shaw