The winner of crime writing’s most wanted accolade, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, will be announced in Harrogate today.
The shortlisted six were whittled down from a longlist of 18 titles.
Mick Herron: Spook Street
Val McDermid: Insidious Intent
Denise Mina: The Long Drop
Abir Mukherjee: A Rising Man
Stav Sherez: The Intrusions
Susie Steiner: Persons Unknown
The winner will be announced by Mark Lawson at a dinner at the Old Swan in Harrogate.