Monday 3 February 2020

Barry Award Nominations 2020

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the Barry Award Nominees. The winners of this year’s Barry Awards will be announced during the Opening Ceremonies at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Sacramento, California on October 15, 2020. The nominees were chosen by panels of experts in mystery/crime fiction.  

The readers/subscribers of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine will determine by vote who wins each category.

Best Mystery/Crime Novel
The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
If She Wakes by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
Metropolis by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
The Border by Don Winslow (Harpercollins)
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha (Ecco)
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh (Flatiron)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (Harper)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon)
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Random House)
Save Me From Dangerous Men by S. A. Lelchuk (Flatiron)
Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Atria)
To The Lions by Holly Watt    (Dutton)

Best Paperback Original Mystery/Crime Novel
The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre (Ecw)
Winner Kills All by R. J. Bailey (Simon & Schuster Uk)
Killing Quarry by Max Allan Collins (Hardcase Crime)
Fate by Ian Hamilton (Spiderline)
Missing Daughter by Rick Mofina (Mira)
No Good Deed by James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Thriller
Mission Critical by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
Backlash by Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bester)
The Chain by Adrian Mckinty (Mulholland)
The Burglar by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
True Believer by Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bester)
White Hot Silence by Henry Porter (Mysterious Press)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
November Road by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
Suspect by Robert Crais (Putnam)
The Dry by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
The Black House by Peter May (Quercus)
The Cartel by Don Winslow (Knopf)

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