Ian Rankin, Robert Harris and Val McDermid are on the longlist for this year's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Rankin's The Impossible Dead (Orion), Harris' The Fear Index (Arrow) and McDermid's The Retribution (Sphere) are in the running alongside S J Watson's début Before I go to Sleep (Black Swan) and Tom Rob Smith's Agent 6 (S&S).
Now in its eighth year, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, in partnership with Asda, and in association with the Daily Mirror, celebrates the best in crime writing.
A shortlist will be unveiled on 5th July, and the winner announced in Harrogate on 19th July at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
The longlist in full:
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz)
Darkside by Belinda Bauer (Corgi)
Now You See Me by SJ Bolton (Corgi)
Where the Bodies Are Buried by Chris Brookmyre (Abacus)
The Burning Soul by John Connolly (Hodder Paperback)
The Calling by Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster)
The Hanging Shed by Gordon Ferris (Corvus)
Bryant and May and the Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler (Bantam)
Blue Monday by Nicci French (Michael Joseph)
The Fear Index by Robert Harris (Arrow)
The Retribution by Val McDermid (Sphere)
The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Orion)
Black Flowers by Steve Mosby (Orion)
Collusion by Stuart Neville (Vintage)
The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin (Orion)
Mice by Gordon Reece (Pan Books)
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith (Simon & Schuster)
Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson (Black Swan)