Barry Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the nominees for the Barry Awards. The Barry Awards, voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures, are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. The awards began in 1997 and are named in honor of Barry Gardner, well-known fan reviewer. Check the list, then check the Webstore for books you might want to order!

Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon San Diego on August 31, 2023.

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.