Congratulations to a truly deserving guy. Photo at link. Luckily for all of us the photo is not of Mr. Guthrie "beat[ing] off strong competition."
2007 Winner: "After 9 weeks, with crime readers casting thousands of votes both in-store at Waterstone’s and online, the winner of the 2007 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. Allan Guthrie‘s novel, Two Way Split beat strong competition to scoop this sought after prize which was announced at the Awards Ceremony on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
Allan Guthrie today said ‘I am stunned, overwhelmed and very pleased. Thank you to everyone who had faith in the book and everyone who voted.’
He beat off strong competition including Stephen Booth, Christopher Brookmyre, Graham Hurley, Michael Jecks and Stuart MacBride to win �3,000 and a hand made oak beer cask crafted by one of Britain’s last coopers and presented by Simon Theakston, Executive Director of title sponsor Theakstons Old Peculier."