Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Barry Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

We're a little late in reporting this, but Deadly Pleasures has released its nominee list for the 2011 Barry Awards. We've updated our site with the nominations, but for your convenience, we're also listing them below. The winners will be announced at this year's Bouchercon in September. (Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.)

◊ Best Novel
Nowhere to Run by C. J. Box (Putnam)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (William Morrow)
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur Books)
Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (William Morrow)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Savages by Don Winslow (Simon & Schuster)

◊ Best First Novel
Gunshot Straight by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva (Forge Books)
The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books)
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Twelve)
The Holy Thief by William Ryan (Minotaur Books)
Once a Spy by Keith Thomson (Doubleday)

◊ Best British Novel
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)
Blood Harvest by S. J. Bolton (Bantam)
Night Whispers by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström (Quercus)
The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill (HarperCollins)
Fourth Day by Zoë Sharp (Allison & Busby)

◊ Best Paperback Original
The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley Review of The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah Review of The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah (Penguin)
Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)
Fever at the Bone by Val McDermid (Harper)
The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock (Berkley)
A Small Death in the Great Glen by A. D. Scott (Atria)

◊ Best Thriller
The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd (Harper)
Bolt Action by Charles Charters (Hodder)
American Assassin by Vince Flynn Review of American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Atria)
On Target by Mark Greaney (Jove)
13 Hours by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)
The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva (Putnam)

◊ Best Short Story
"Requiem for Antlers" by Mitch Alderman (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
"Family Values" by Robert Barnard (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"The Body in the Dunes" by Caroline Benton (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"The List" by Loren D. Estleman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"The Seven Sorrows" by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"When the Apricots Bloom" by Ellen Larson (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)


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