Friday, February 10, 2012

Nominees for the 2012 Barry Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominees for the 2012 Barry Awards have been announced by the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures. The winners will be announced on October 4th, 2012, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland.

Best Novel
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-OlsenReview of The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel ColemanReview of Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman
Iron House by John Hart
Hell is Empty by Craig JohnsonReview of Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson
The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

Best First Novel
Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnette Friis Review of The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

Best British Novel
Now You See Me by S. J. Bolton
Hell's Bells by John Connolly
Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory
The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
The Outrage by Arnaldur Indriðason
Dead Man's Grip by Peter James

Best Paperback Original
The Silenced by Brett Battles
The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
A Double Death on the Black Isle by A. D. Scott
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley
Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski
Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson

Best Thriller
Carver by Tom Cain
Coup d'Etat by Ben Coes
Spycatcher by Matthew DunnReview of Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn
Ballistic by Mark Greaney
House Divided by Mike Lawson
The Informant by Thomas PerryReview of The Informant by Thomas Perry

Best Short Story
• "Thicker than Blood" (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2011) by Doug Allyn
• "The Gun Also Rises" (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January-February 2011) by Jeffrey Cohen
• "Whiz Bang" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September-October 2011) by Mike Cooper
• "Facts Exhibiting Wantonness" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011) by Trina Corey
• "Last Laugh in Floogle Park" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2011) by James Powell
• "Purge" (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 2011) by Eric Rutter

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