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2010 Barry Award Nominations

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine released their Barry award nominations a few days ago. The winners will be announced at the San Francisco B'Con. 

Of course the most curious award is the Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade. I'm sure I have something to say about it... I just don't know what that might be.

The Hungry Detective extends their congratulations to all of the nominees and wishes them the best of luck.

Best Novel:
THE GATES - John Connolly - Atria
THE HIDDEN MAN - David Ellis - Putnam
SPADE & ARCHER - Joe Gores - Knopf
THE LAST CHILD - John Hart - Minotaur
LOCKED IN - Marcia Muller - Grand Central
SHANGHAI MOON - S.J. Rozan - Minotaur

Best First Novel:
BEAT THE REAPER - Josh Bazell  - Little, Brown
A TRACE OF SMOKE - Rebecca Cantrell - Forge
A BAD DAY FOR SORRY - Sophie Littlefield - Minotaur
Black WATER RISING - Attica Locke - Harper
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST - Stuart Neville - Soho Crime

Best British Novel:
AWAKENING - S. J. Bolton - Bantam Press
THE LOVERS - John Connolly - Hodder & Stoughton
MIDNIGHT FUGUE - Reginald Hill - HarperCollins
IF THE DEAD RISE NOT - Philip Kerr - Quercus
STILL MIDNIGHT - Denise Mina - Orion
THE IGNORANCE OF BLOOD - Robert Wilson - HarperCollins

Best Paperback Original:
BURY ME DEEP - Megan Abbott - Simon & Schuster
QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE - Max Allan Collins - Hard Case Crime
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley - Touchstone
THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE - Heather Gutenkauf - Mira
FATAL LIES - Frank Tallis - Mortalis

Best Thriller:
NO SURVIVORS - Tom Cain - Viking
RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL - Jamie Freveletti - Morrow
THE GRAY MAN - Mark Greaney - Jove
COLUMBUS - Derek Haas - Pegasus
HOUSE SECRETS - Mike Lawson - Atlantic Monthly
WALKING DEAD - Greg Rucka - Bantam

Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:
THE GUARDS - Ken Bruen - Minotaur
THE LINCOLN LAWYER - Michael Connelly - Little, Brown
MYSTIC RIVER - Dennis Lehane - Morrow
STILL LIFE - Louise Penny - Minotaur
THE SHADOW OF THE WIND - Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Penguin Press

Best Short Story:
“My Mother’s Keeper” - Barbara Callahan - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - June 2009
“Erin’s Journal” - David Dean Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - December 2009
“Real Men Die” - John H. Dirckx (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - September 2009
“The High House Writer” - Brendan DuBois - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - July-August 2009
“A Hollywood Ending” - Melodie Johnson Howe Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - July 2009
“Hard Blows” - Morley Swingle (from The Prosecution Rests: New Stories About Courtrooms, Criminals, and the Law, edited by Linda Fairstein; Little, Brown)


Enrique Bóveda said…
There's really a "Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade" category? I couldn't find that in the Deadly Pleasures site... :S

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