Belinda Bauer wins Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

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18 July 2014
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imports_WRI_0-p0g867eo-100000_19725.jpg Belinda Bauer wins Theaksons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
Her novel Rubbernecker was the winner of the top crime-writing contest, now in its tenth year ...
Her novel Rubbernecker was the winner of the top crime-writing contest, now in its tenth year
Belinda, who won the CWA Gold Dagger Award in 2010, was presented with the £3,000 award at the opening ceremony of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate last night. Rubbernecker is her fourth novel.
The shortlisted authors included Denise Mina, who has won the prize for the last two years, as well as Malcolm Mackay, Peter May, Elly Griffiths and Stav Sherez.
'This is really unexpected; it feels like a very lucky accident to win this award when my fellow shortlisted authors seem so much smarter than me!' said Belinda.  'I’m delighted. It’s a wonderful festival and such a prestigious prize.'
At the same ceremony, a special presentation was awarded to Lynda La Plante, who is the winner of the fifth Theakstons Old Peculier Ouststanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.


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