T-totaller wins beer prize!!!

You may have heard certain rumours (no, not the one about Anne Widdicombe, two sailors and the jar of marmalade) and yes they are true - the Theakston's OP Crime Novel of the Year is TWO WAY SPLIT by Allan 'Horror Bollocks' Guthrie.

Whilst I'm disappointed and deeply bitter not to have won, I have to say that I can't think of a better person to have lost to. It's a great book and Allan's a lovely guy (though rude as a leather-clad squirrel) so well deserved.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch the opening panel of the festival: Val McDemmid not being interviewed by Jenni Murray (who's not well).

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