The winners of the 2010 Barry Awards were announced last night at Bouchercon. This annual award is presented by the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures for the best works published in the field of crime fiction.
◊ Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
◊ Best First Novel: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)
◊ Best British Novel: If The Dead Not Rise by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
◊ Best Paperback Original: Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
◊ Best Thriller: Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti (Wm. Morrow)
◊ Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)
◊ Best Short Story: "The High House Writer" by Brendan DuBois (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.