Friday, September 07, 2018

Barry Well Done

In addition to the Macavity Awards, the Barry Awards were handed out last evening during opening ceremonies at the 2018 Bouchercon convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Barrys are presented each year by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine.

Best Novel: The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne (Putnam)

Also nominated: The Late Show, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown); Exit Strategy, by Steve Hamilton (Putnam); The Force, by Don Winslow (Morrow); Prussian Blue, by Philip Kerr (Putnam); and Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz (Harper)

Best First Novel: The Dry, by Jane Harper (Flatiron Press)

Also nominated: 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); and My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent (Riverhead)

Best Paperback Original: The Deep Dark Descending,
by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)

Also nominated: Safe From Harm, by R.J. Bailey (Simon & Schuster UK); Hollywood Homicide, by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink); The Day I Died, by Lori Rader-Day (Morrow); Blessed Are the Peacemakers, by Kristi Belcamino (CreateSpace); and Super Con, by James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Thriller: Unsub, by Meg Gardiner (Dutton)

Also nominated: 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); and Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes (St. Martin’s Press)

Congratulations to the winners as well as the other nominees.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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