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Harrogate Crime Writing Festival – Buy your books and buy your tickets…

18 Titles Longlisted For Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

On Promotion in Asda Stores Nationwide

Unlike other literary awards, with the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year it’s what readers think that really counts. The public vote was open from 13th May – 5th June, to help determine which books from the Longlist of 18 will go on to take the prize. Voting has now closed and the Shortlist will be announced on 1st July.

All of the 18 longlisted titles will feature in a 3-week promotion in 252 Asda stores nationwide from today, 28th June, to 19th July. As part of Asda’s Summer Reading Promotion, all of the longlisted books are available at 3 for £10, so you can get your copies of this season’s hottest crime titles at a criminally good price.


Still time to book your tickets for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.

Taking a lead from the grittier and true crime end of the spectrum, some of the biggest names in the business will be joining us from 21-24 July, for four solid days of wall-to-wall crime at the magnificent Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. Our unique programme of stellar special guests includes David Baldacci, Linwood Barclay, Lee Child, Martina Cole, Joseph Finder, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Dennis Lehane and Howard Marks. Tickets are selling fast, so we’d recommend you book soon to secure your place. For the full event guide, click here

You can now book tickets at our Town Centre Box Office, which opened on Saturday. Situated on the Victoria Shopping Centre piazza in Harrogate, the TCBO is open 11am-3pm everyday from now until the end of July. All tickets are also available from Harrogate Theatre Box Office.

Phone: 01423 502116

Email: boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk

In Person: Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF

Opening Times: Monday- Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

Book Online: Simply visit the full programme of events on our website and click on ‘Book Online’ under each ticket option in order to be directed to our online ticket service. Please note that a £1.75 transaction fee applies when booking online.

Payment: We accept all major credit/debit cards as well as Cash and Cheque. Cheques should be made payable to ‘HARROGATE THEATRE’

Tickets on the door: Tickets will be available to purchase from the Festival desk in the foyer of the Old Swan Hotel from Thu 21 – Sun 24 July, subject to availability. Be aware events can sell out in advance. Early booking is recommended.

Refunds: The Box Office cannot refund money or exchange tickets except in the case of an event cancellation.

Concessions: Concessions are available for under 18s, students in full time education and those receiving unemployment benefits. Appropriate identification must be provided. May not be used in conjunction with any other offers.

That’s all you need to know, so go buy some books, then buy some tickets – see you there.


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