“Career of Evil” Shortlisted for Crime Fiction Award

It’s good news for Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), whose third book, Career of Evil, has been shortlisted for a prestigious crime fiction award. The novel, which was released last autumn, returns to the world of detective Cormoran Strike.

The novel has now been shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Other authors shortlisted for the award include Mark Billingham, Eva Dolan, Renee Knight, Clare Mackintosh, and Adrian McKinty. One of the judges, Simon Theakston, commented on the shortlist, stating that

it’s a remarkable shortlist that shows the crime genre shapes our cultural landscape and dominates publishing.

The winner of the award, which has previously been awarded to authors such as Lee Child and Sarah Hilary, will be announced at the Theakstons Festival on July 21. The Theakstons Crime Writing Festival takes place July 21–24 in Harrogate, UK. The winner of the award is decided by public vote, as well as a team of judges. Voting will be open from July 1 until July 15, and you can vote here.

A huge congratulations to Robert Galbraith on being shortlisted! Make sure to check back at the beginning of July to vote for the novel.

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