I’m delighted to tell you that I have just been shortlisted for one of the UK’s most prestigious crime writing awards, Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2010. This is also thanks to your help, because the public vote for  the winner. To begin with, everyone has to vote for their favourites in the longlist, and  I’ve made it through that first round. Now the shortlist of 8 crime novels has been announced and a second vote by the public as to who should be the winner is now open. So please can you go and vote – click this link – it won’t take more than a few seconds.