Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (Norton) has won the 2017 Plutarch Award, sponsored by the Biographers International Organization and honoring the best biography of the year.
The shortlist for the £3,000 (about $3,900) Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year is:
Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre
After You Die by Eva Dolan
Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant
Real Tigers by Mick Herron
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner
The winner will be announced July 20.