Friday, February 24, 2017

Barry Honored, Indeed

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced its contenders for the 2017 Barry Awards in four categories. They are:

Best Novel:
Where It Hurts, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Second Life of Nick Mason, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam)
Wilde Lake, by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
The Second Girl, by David Swinson (Mulholland)

Best First Novel:
Dodgers, by Bill Beverly (Crown)
I’m Traveling Alone, by Samuel Bjork (Viking)
IQ, by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
The Drifter, by Nicholas Petrie (Putnam)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things, by Iain Reid (Gallery/Scout Press)
Presumed Missing, by Susie Steiner (Random House)

Best Paperback Original:
Under the Harrow, by Flynn Berry (Penguin)
The Heavens May Fall, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
The Queen’s Accomplice, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
The Darkest Secret, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
Rain Dogs, by Adrian McKinty (Seventh Street)
The Girl in the Window, by Jake Needham (Half Penny)

Best Thriller:
Overwatch, by Matthew Betley (Atria)
First Strike, by Ben Coes (Minotaur)
Guilty Minds, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
Back Blast, by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
The One Man, by Andrew Gross (Minotaur)
Collecting the Dead, by Spencer Kope (Minotaur)

Congratulations to all of these nominees!

The four winners are set to be announced on Thursday, October 12, during this year’s Bouchercon, in Toronto, Canada.

(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)

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