- Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
- Where the Bodies are Buried by Chris Brookmyre
- The Burning Soul by John Connolly
- The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
- Black Flowers by Steve Mosby
- Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson
Rhian Davies (aka @crimeficreader) with the shortlist of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2012. More at her blog, and you can vote here.