2022 Barry Award Nominees

George Easter of Deadly Pleasures magazine recently announced the nominees for the 2022 Barry Awards. Check the Web Store for the nominated books. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

“All readers of Deadly Pleasures,” says Easter, “are qualified to vote. Please submit votes to george@deadlypleasures.com by August 1.” Winners will be named during the opening ceremonies of this year’s Bouchercon, to be held in Minneapolis from September 8 to 11.

The Barry Awards are named in honor of Barry W. Gardner, a longtime crime-fiction fan and book reviewer, who passed away in 1996.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Best Mystery/Crime Novel

THE DARK HOURS, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
RAZORBLADE TEARS, S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
LAST REDEMPTION, Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
CLARK AND DIVISION, Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
BILLY SUMMERS, Stephen King (Scribner)
WE BEGIN AT THE END, Chris Whitaker (Henry Holt)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel

WHO IS MAUDE DIXON?, Alexandra Andrews (Little, Brown)
GIRL A, Abigail Dean (Viking)
DOWN RANGE, Taylor Moore (William Morrow)
FALLING, T. J. Newman (Simon & Schuster)
SLEEPING BEAR, Connor Sullivan (Emily Bestler/Atria)
STEEL FEAR, Brandon Webb & John David Mann (Bantam)

Best Paperback Original

THE HUNTED, Gabriel Bergmoser (HarperCollins)
ARSENIC AND ADOBO, Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
BLACK CORAL, Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
THE GOOD TURN, Dervla McTiernan (Blackstone)
BOUND, Vanda Symon (Orenda Books)

Best Thriller

THE DEVIL’S HAND, Jack Carr (Emily Bestler/Atria)
THE NAMELESS ONES, John Connolly (Emily Bestler/Atria)
DEAD BY DAWN, Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
RELENTLESS, Mark Greaney (Berkley)
SLOUGH HOUSE, Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
FIVE DECEMBERS, James Kestrel (HardCase Crime)