A List I Can’t Resist…

I love the newsletter from The Mystery Book Store.  They have the best staff picks for fabulous mysteries.  Here is the list of Barry Award Nominees posted by the bookstore on Monday.  It is my understanding that Barry Awards are for crime/mystery novels. 
Best Novel
John Connolly, THE GATES (Atria)
David Ellis, THE HIDDEN MAN (Putnam)
Joe Gores, SPADE & ARCHER (Knopf)
John Hart, THE LAST CHILD (Minotaur)
Marcia Muller, LOCKED IN (Grand Central)
S.J. Rozan, SHANGHAI MOON (Minotaur)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Josh Bazell, BEAT THE REAPER (Little, Brown)
Alan Bradley, THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE (Delacorte)
Rebecca Cantrell, A TRACE OF SMOKE (Forge)
Sophie Littlefield, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY (Minotaur)
Attica Locke, BLACK WATER RISING (Harper)
Stuart Neville, THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST (THE TWELVE) (Soho Crime)
BEST BRITISH NOVEL
S. J. Bolton, AWAKENING (Bantam Press)
John Connolly, THE LOVERS (HodderStoughton)
Reginald Hill, MIDNIGHT FUGUE (HarperCollins)
Philip Kerr, IF THE DEAD NOT RISE (Quercus)
Denise Mina, STILL MIDNIGHT (Orion)
Robert Wilson, IGNORANCE OF BLOOD (HarperCollins)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Megan Abbott, BURY ME DEEP (Simon & Schuster)
Max Allan Collins, QUARRY IN THE MIDDLE (HardCase Crime)
Bryan Gruley, STARVATION LAKE (Touchstone)
Heather Gutenkauf, THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE (Mira)
Frank Tallis, FATAL LIES (Random House/Mortalis)
L. C. Tyler, THE HERRING-SELLER’S APPRENTICE (Felony & Mayhem)
BEST THRILLER
Tom Cain, NO SURVIVORS (THE SURVIVOR) (Viking)
Jamie Freveletti, RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL (Morrow)
Mark Greaney, THE GRAY MAN (Jove)
Derek Haas, COLUMBUS: A Silver Bear Thriller (Pegasus)
Mike Lawson, HOUSE SECRETS (Atlantic Monthly)
Greg Rucka, WALKING DEAD (Bantam)
MYSTERY/CRIME NOVEL OF THE DECADE
Ken Bruen, THE GUARDS (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Michael Connelly, THE LINCOLN LAWYER (Little, Brown)
Stieg Larsson, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Knopf)
Dennis Lehane, MYSTIC RIVER (Morrow)
Louise Penny, STILL LIFE (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, THE SHADOW OF THE WIND (Penguin Press)
BEST SHORT STORY
Barbara Callahan, “My Mother’s Keeper” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2009)
David Dean, “Erin’s Journal” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2009)
John H. Dirckx, “Real Men Die” (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2009)
Brendan DuBois, “The High House Writer” (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July-August 2009)
Melodie Johnson Howe, “A Hollywood Ending” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2009)
Morley Swingle, “Hard Blows” (THE PROSECUTION RESTS)

Whew!!!  Is the only way to do these links one at a time?  I have a lot to learn about linking…I am thinking!!!

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