Saturday, August 11, 2007

Barry Nominations

by Steven Williams

The nominees for the 2007 Barry Awards have been announced. The Barry Awards were created by "Deadly Pleasures," the American premier fan-oriented mystery magazine and named in honor of Barry Gardner, a noted fan reviewer. Finalists are selected by a nominating committee and voted on by the readers of "Mystery News" and "Deadly Pleasures."

Best Novel:
• White Shadow, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
• Oh Danny Boy, by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
• The Last Assassin, by Barry Eisler (Putnam)
• The Prisoner of Guantanamo, by Dan Fesperman (Knopf)
• City of Shadows, by Ariana Franklin (Morrow)
• The Night Gardener, by George Pelecanos (Little, Brown)

Best First Novel:
• The Faithful Spy, by Alex Berenson (Random House)
• Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (Shaye Areheart Books)
• The Berlin Conspiracy, by Tom Gabbay (Morrow)
• King of Lies, by John Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
• Still Life, by Louise Penny (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
• A Field of Darkness, by Cornelia Read (Mysterious Press)

Best British Novel:
• Priest, by Ken Bruen (Bantam Press)
• Dying Light, by Stuart MacBride (HarperCollins)
• Sovereign, by C.J. Sansom (Macmillan)
• The Case of the Missing Books, by Ian Sansom (Fourth Estate)
• Mr. Clarinet, by Nick Stone (Michael Joseph Ltd./Penguin)
• Red Sky Lament, by Edward Wright (Orion)

Best Thriller:
• Killer Instinct, by Joseph Finder (St. Martin’s Press)
• The Foreign Correspondent, by Alan Furst (Random House)
• Relentless, by Simon Kernick (Bantam Press)
• Cold Kill, by Stephen Leather (Hodder & Stoughton)
• The Messenger, by Daniel Silva (Putnam)
• Kill Me, by Stephen White (Dutton)

Best Paperback Original:
• Bust, by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr (Hard Case Crime)
• The Last Quarry, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
• The Cleanup, by Sean Doolittle (Dell)
• Live Wire, by Jay MacLarty (Pocket)
• Deadman’s Poker, by Jim Swain (Fawcett)
• Crooked, by Brian Wiprud (Dell)

Best Short Story:
• “Cain Was Innocent,” by Simon Brett (from Thou Shalt Not Kill, edited by Anne Perry; Carroll & Graf)
• “Shaping the Ends,” by Judith Cutler (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], May 2006)
• “The Right Call,” by Brendan DuBois (EQMM, September/October 2006)
• “A Man of Taste,” by Kate Ellis (EQMM, March/April 2006)
• “The Flower Girl,” by Paul Halter (from The Night of the Wolf; Wildside Press)
• “A Case for Inspector Ghote,” by June Thomson (from The Verdict of Us All, edited by Peter Lovesey; Crippen & Landru)

Barry Gardner black and white photograph

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