...has begun. With the official ringing of the second bell, it's the Bearded Wonderboy coming out with a slick, smooth campaign designed to help him jump out in front of the competition. However, Hard Man Guthrie has proven before that marathons are not won with quick bursts but with careful pacing.
And now that he knows what Stuart's up to, he can plan a counter accordingly.
In all seriousness, the polls are open for the shortlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. The shortlist:
The Dead Place by Stephen Booth
All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye by Christopher Brookmyre
Blood and Honey by Graham Hurley
The Death Ship of Dartmouth by Michael Jecks
And, of course, Two Way Split by Allan Guthrie and Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride.
So, in light of our discussion about political correctness being overdone yesterday, I feel I can finally ask if people with multiple personalities can vote more than once. Of course, if they can that would greatly favour one of the authors...
Congratulations, again, to all the nominees. I haven't voted yet, so bribes will be considered for a limited time.