Friday, March 13, 2015

Barry Picking

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2015 Barry Awards (named to honor fan reviewer Barry Gardner).

Best Novel:
The Marco Effect, by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
The Rest Is Silence, by James R. Benn (Soho Crime)
Hollow Girl, by Reed Farrel Coleman
(Tyrus Books)
Providence Rag, by Bruce DeSilva (Forge)
Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles (Morrow)
Strange Shores, by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur)

Best First Novel:
Night Heron, by Adam Brookes (Redhook)
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (Morrow)
Invisible City, by Julia Dahl (Minotaur)
Dear Daughter, by Elizabeth Little (Viking)
The Weight of Blood, by Laura McHugh (Spiegel & Grau)
She’s Leaving Home, by William Shaw (Mulholland)

Best Paperback Original:
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker (Penguin)
The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street Books)
The Killer Next Door, by Alex Marwood (Penguin)
Present Darkness, by Malla Nunn (Atria)
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street Books)
Eleven Days, by Stav Sherez (Europa Editions)

Best Thriller:
Suspicion, by Joseph Finder (Dutton)
The Water Rat of Wanchai, by Ian Hamilton (Picador)
An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris (Knopf)
I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes (Atria)
Those Who Wish Me Dead, by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
House Reckoning, by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly Press)

The Barrys are to be awarded during Bouchercon 2015, which is scheduled for October 8-11 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Congratulations to all of the nominees!

(Hat tip to The Gumshoe Site.)

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