Friday, February 10, 2012

Barry Award Nominations

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.

Best Novel
THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES (in U.K., MERCY), Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)
THE ACCIDENT, Linwood Barclay (Bantam)
THE HURT MACHINE, Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)
IRON HOUSE, John Hart (Minotaur)
HELL IS EMPTY, Craig Johnson (Viking)
THE TROUBLED MAN, Henning Mankell (Knopf)

Best First Novel
LEARNING TO SWIM, Sara Henry (Crown)
THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)
THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis (Soho Crime)
TURN OF MIND, Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)
THE INFORMATIONIST, Taylor Stevens (Crown)
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, S.J. Watson (Harper)

Best British (Published in the U.K. in 2011)
NOW YOU SEE ME, S.J. Bolton (Bantam Press)
HELL'S BELLS (in U.K., THE INFERNALS), John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
BAD SIGNS, R. J. Ellory (Orion)
THE HOUSE AT SEA’S END, Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
OUTRAGE, Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker)
DEAD MAN’S GRIP, Peter James (Macmillan)

Best Paperback Original
THE SILENCED, Brett Battles (Dell)
THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER, Oliver P√∂tzsch (Mariner Books)
DEATH OF THE MANTIS, Stanley, Michael (Harper Perennial)
FUN AND GAMES, Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)
TWO FOR SORROW, Nicola Upson (Harper Perennial)

Best Thriller
CARVER, Tom Cain (Bantam Press)
COUP D’ETAT, Ben Coes (St. Martin’s)
SPYCATCHER (SPARTAN), Matthew Dunn (William Morrow)
BALLISTIC, Mark Greaney (Berkley Trade)
HOUSE DIVIDED, Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly)
THE INFORMANT, Thomas Perry (Houghton Mifflin)

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


Eve Barbeau said...

An interesting list. Thanks for sharing it Janet.

Sophie Littlefield said...

huge congrats to my brother mike cooper - as well as all my friends on this list! :) looking forward to cheering all of you on this september...

crimeficreader said...

Janet, I am flummoxed that THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)is considered a first novel. Naoko, published in English in the US in 2004 by Vertical Inc would surely rule that definition out?

How do the Barry Awards define a debut, Janet? Do you know?

Janet Rudolph said...

I'll check with George on this. The Barry Awards are nominated by readers of Deadly Pleasures.

crimeficreader said...

Cheers, Janet. I also sent him an email after I'd commented here.

Sharon said...

Congratulations to all nominees. I just want to chime in that I think Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (nominated for best first) is an amazing book--beautifully written. I've been recommending it left and right.