Friday, 10 February 2012

Crime Fiction news! 2012 Barry Award nominations

The Barry Award nominations have been released -

Best Novel
The Keeper of Lost Causes (In the UK, Mercy) by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
The Accident by Linwood Barclay (Bantam)
The Hurt Machine by
Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)
Iron House by
John Hart (Minotaur)
Hell is Empty by
Craig Johnson (Viking)
The Troub
led Man by Henning Mankell (Knopf)

Best First Novel
Learning to Swim by
Sara Henry (Crown)
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis (Soho Crime)
Turn of Mind by
Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)
The Infor
mationist by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper)

Best British (Published in the UK in 2011)
You See Me by S.J. Bolton (Bantam Press)
Hell’s Bells (in U.K., The Infernals),
John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Bad Signs by
R. J. Ellory (Orion)
The House
at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker)
Dead Man’s Grip by
Peter James (Macmillan)

Best Paperback Original
The Silenced by Brett Battles (Dell)
The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch (Mariner Books)

A Double Death on the Black Isle by A. D. Scott (Atria)
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (Harper Perennial)
Fun and Games by
Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)
Two for Sorrow, Nicola Upson (Harper Perennial)

Best Thriller
er by Tom Cain (Bantam Press)
Coup D'Etat by
Ben Coes (St. Martin's)
Spycatcher (Spartan) by Matthew Dunn (William Morrow)
Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Berkley Trade)
House Divided by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly)
The Informant by Thomas Perry (Houghton Mifflin)

Best Short Story

"Thicker Than Blood" by Doug Allyn (AHMM September)
"The Gun Also Rises" by Jeffrey Cohen (AHMM January-February)
"Whiz Bang" by Mike Cooper (EQMM September-October)
"Facts Exhibiting Wantonness" by Trina Corey (EQMM November)
"Last Laugh in Floogle Park" by James Powell (EQMM July)
"Purge" by Eric Rutter (AHMM December)

The Barry Awards will be presented October 4, 2012 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio. Congratulations to all the nominees!

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