Barry Awards – 2018

 

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Established in 1997, the Barry Awards are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, this year held in Florida, in the USA. Voted on by readers of the Deadly Pleasures mystery magazine, the award was named in honor of Barry Gardner, an American critic and lover of great crime fiction. The winners of the Barry Awards – 2018, were announced September 6, 2018 during the Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners (indicated in red) of the Barry Awards!
 

Best Novel 
THE LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly
THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER, Karen Dionne
EXIT STRATEGY, Steve Hamilton
THE FORCE, Don Winslow
PRUSSIAN BLUE, Philip Kerr
MAGPIE MURDERS, Anthony Horowitz

 

Best First Novel 
THE DRY, Jane Harper
SHE RIDES SHOTGUN, Jordan Harper
THE LOST ONES, Sheena Kamal
THE IRREGULAR, H. P. Lyle
A RISING MAN, Abir Mukherjee
MY ABSOLUTE DARLING, Gabriel Tallent

 

Best Paperback Original 
SAFE FROM HARM, R. J. Bailey
THE DEEP DARK DESCENDING, Allen Eskens
HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, Kellye Garrett
THE DAY I DIED, Lori Rader-Day
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, Kristi Belcamino
SUPER CON, James Swain

 

Best Thriller 
GUNMETAL GRAY, Mark Greaney
SPOOK STREET, Mick Herron
THE FREEDOM BROKER, K. J. Howe
THE OLD MAN, Thomas Perry
UNSUB, Meg Gardiner
TRAP THE DEVIL,  Ben Coes

 

Happy Reading!  🙂

 

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4 Responses to Barry Awards – 2018

  • Mari Barnes says:

    I think I'll throw a dart and randomly select one from each category!

  • dinh says:

    I've only read one book on that list. Magpie Murders was a fun and enjoyable book.

    Thanks for sharing the nominees. I will have to get reading on some of them. Have you read any on the list? Which one(s) would you recommend?

    Dinh@<a href="https://arlenesbookclub.com/">Arlene's Book Club</a>

    • patti says:

      Hi Dinh,
      I’ve read most of the authors on the nominated list and I can highly recommend Meg Gardiner’s “UNSUB.” One of the scariest books I’ve read in a while. It’s not horror, but is an intense serial killer book.