Friday, January 28, 2022

Let’s Hear It for the Barrys

Twenty-four hours earlier than promised, Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine editor George Easter today announced the nominees for this year’s Barry Awards, in four categories:

Best Mystery/Crime Novel:
The Dark Hours, by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)
Last Redemption, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
Clark and Division, by Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
Billy Summers, by Stephen King (Scribner)
We Begin at the End, by Chris Whitaker (Henry Holt)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel:
Who Is Maude Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews (Little, Brown)
Girl A, by Abigail Dean (Viking)
Down Range, by Taylor Moore (Morrow)
Falling, by T.J. Newman (Simon & Schuster)
Sleeping Bear, by Connor Sullivan (Emily Bestler/Atria)
Steel Fear, by Brandon Webb and John David Mann (Bantam)

Best Paperback Original:
The Hunted, by Gabriel Bergmoser (HarperCollins)
Arsenic and Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
Black Coral, by Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
The Good Turn, by Dervla McTiernan (Blackstone)
Search for Her, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Bound, by Vanda Symon (Orenda)

Best Thriller:
The Devil’s Hand, by Jack Carr (Emily Bestler/Atria)
The Nameless Ones, by John Connolly (Emily Bestler/Atria)
Dead by Dawn, by Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
Relentless, by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
Slough House, by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
Five Decembers, by James Kestrel (HardCase Crime)

“All readers of Deadly Pleasures,” says Easter, “are qualified to vote. Please submit votes to by August 1.” Winners will be named during the opening ceremonies of this year’s Bouchercon, to be held in Minneapolis from September 8 to 11.

The Barry Awards are named in honor of Barry W. Gardner, a longtime crime-fiction fan and book reviewer, who passed away in 1996.

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