The six titles that are on the (all male) shortlist for the Theakston's award are:
The Dead Place - Stephen BoothNot having read any of them, but based on reviews and word of mouth, I'm tipping 'Cold Granite'!
All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye - Christopher Brookmyre
Two Way Split - Allan Guthrie
Blood and Honey - Graham Hurley
The Death Ship of Dartmouth - Michael Jecks
Cold Granite - Stuart MacBride