The other shortlisted titles were (links are to Euro Crime reviews):
From the Dead, by Mark Billingham (Sphere)The criteria to be selected for the Best Crime Novel of the Year are: "... open to British and Irish authors whose novels were published in paperback between 1st January 2010 and 31st May 2011."
Blood Harvest, by S J Bolton (Corgi Books)
Dark Blood, by Stuart MacBride (Harper Fiction)
The Holy Thief, by William Ryan (Pan Books)
The Anatomy of Ghosts, by Andrew Taylor (Michael Joseph)