Thursday, June 18, 2009

Barry Award Nominations

Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures just announced the 2009 Barry
Award nominations. According to the news release, "The Barry Awards are named in honor of one of the most ardent and beloved ambassadors of mystery fiction, Barry Gardner, and are voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News."

The 13th Annual Barry Awards presentation will take place at Bouchercon in
Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

Best Novel (Published in the U.S. in 2008)

Trigger City by Sean Chercover
The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason
Envy the Night by Michael Koryta
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

Best First Novel (Published in the U.S. in 2008)

The Kind One by Tom Epperson
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer
City of the Sun by David Levien
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

Best British Crime Novel (Published in the U.K. in 2008, not necessarily
written by a British writer nor set in the U.K.)

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
Ritual by Mo Hayder
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Shatter by Michael Robotham
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

Best Thriller

Collision by Jeff Abbott
The Deceived by Brett Battles
The Survivor by Tom Cain
The Finder by Colin Harrison
Night of Thunderby Stephen Hunter
Good People by Marcus Sakey

Best Paperback Original

The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
Money Shot by Christa Faust
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
The Black Path by Asa Larsson
Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

Best Short Story

"The Drought" by James O. Born (The Blue Religion)
"The Fallen" by Jan Burke (EQMM August 2008)
"A Trace of a Trace" by Brendan DuBois (At the Scene of the Crime)
"A Killing in Midtown" by G. Miki Hayden (AHMM January/February 2008)
"Proof of Love" by Mick Herron (EQMM September/October 2008)
"The Problem of the Secret Patient" by Edward D. Hoch (EQMM May 2008)

Congratulations to the nominees!


Sandra said...

I read mystery fiction once in a while for a change from my usual. I really enjoyed Arnaldur Indridason's Voices and Jar City but haven't read The Draining Lake yet. It must be good if it's on this list. And I loved Shatter by Michael Robotham, I read all his books. I'll have to try something from this list next time I'm looking for a good mystery. Thanks for posting it.

Lesa said...

You're wlecome, Sandra. Thanks for letting us know which ones you enjoyed. Some readers might start with the ones that have someone's personal recommendation.

caite said...

I just finished Echoes from the Dead...very good.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Caite! I always appreciate your comments about books.