Thursday, March 2, 2023


Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine announced the Barry Award Nominations for 2023. Congratulations to all. Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon San Diego on August 31, 2023

Novels in each category are arranged in alphabetical order based on the author’s last name.

Best Mystery or Crime Novel

THE ACCOMPLICE, Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
DESERT STAR, Michael Connelly (Little,Brown)
THE DARK FLOOD, Deon Meyer (Atlantic Monthly)
SHIFTY’S BOYS, Chris Offutt (Grove Press)
SECRET IDENTITY, Alex Segura (Flatiron Books)
CITY ON FIRE, Don Winslow (William Morrow)

Best Debut Mystery or Crime Novel

BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz (Atria/EmilyBestler)
DON’T KNOW TOUGH, Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)
SHUTTER, Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)
THE MAID, Nita Prose (Ballantine)
BLOOD SUGAR, Sascha Rothchild (Putnam)
DIRT CREEK, Hayley Scrivenor (Flatiron)

Best Thriller

IN THE BLOOD, Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bester)
WINTER WORK, Dan Fesperman (Knopf)
SIERRA SIX, Mark Greaney (Berkley)
BAD ACTORS, Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
GOERING’S GOLD, Richard O’Rawe (Melville House)

No nominations for Paperback Original this year.

1 comment:

MI6 said...

If you are an espionage cognoscente, love Mick Herron’s Slow Horses and Jackson Lamb, then you should find Dan Fesperman's Winter Work absorbing, compelling and full of rich characters. Indeed, if you like quality fact based espionage such as Bill Fairclough’s epic spy novel Beyond Enkription in The Burlington Files series or The Courier, the Cumberbatch film about Greville Wynne, you should love reading this Cold War style thriller by Dan Fesperman and vice versa.

Just like Ben Macintyre’s The Spy and the Traitor about KGB Colonel Oleg Gordievsky, these are all “must reads or must views” for espionage connoisseurs who are interested in real spies like Oleg Penkovsky, Kim Philby, John le Carré and Pemberton’s People in MI6 including Bill Fairclough. Whether you’re a le Carré connoisseur, a Deighton disciple, a Fleming fanatic, a Herron hireling or a Macintyre marauder, you should find out more about Pemberton’s People in a brief and intriguing news article dated 31 October 2022 in TheBurlingtonFiles website.