Monday, January 22, 2018

The Barrying Kind

Another day, another set of 2018 prize contenders. This time we have the finalists, in four categories, for this year’s Barry Awards, to be presented by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.

Best Novel:
The Late Show, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne (Putnam)
Exit Strategy, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam)
The Force, by Don Winslow (Morrow)
Prussian Blue, by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)

Best First Novel:
The Dry, by Jane Harper (Flatiron Press)
She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper (Ecco)
The Lost Ones, by Sheena Kamal (Morrow)
The Irregular, by H.P. Lyle (Quercus)
A Rising Man, by Abir Mukherjee (Pegasus)
My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent (Riverhead)

Best Paperback Original:
Safe From Harm, by R.J. Bailey (Simon & Schuster UK)
The Deep Dark Descending, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day (Morrow)
Blessed Are the Peacemakers, by Kristi Belcamino (CreateSpace)
Super Con, by James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Thriller:
Gunmetal Gray, by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
Spook Street, by Mick Herron (Soho)
The Freedom Broker, by K.J. Howe (Quercus)
The Old Man, by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
Unsub, by Meg Gardiner (Dutton)
Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes (St. Martin’s Press)

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Winners are set to be announced on September 6, during the opening ceremonies at the 2018 Bouchercon convention in St. Petersburg, Florida.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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