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October 13, 2008 / C.T. Henry

2008 Barry Award Winners Revealed!

This weekend, the Barry Award winners were announced at the Baltimore Boucheron.  Named for fan reviewer Barry Gardner, the award is bestowed annually by the fan-oriented Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. Below are the list of nominees with the winner checked .

Best Novel
Reed Farrel Coleman: Soul Patch (Moe Prager Mysteries)
John Connolly: The Unquiet: A Thriller ***
John Hart: Down River
J.A. Konrath: Dirty Martini (Jacqueline)

Laura Lippman: What the Dead Know
Peter Spiegelman: Red Cat (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Best First Novel
Gordon Campbell: Missing Witness
Sean Chercover: Big City, Bad Blood

Tana French: In the Woods
Lisa Lutz: The Spellman Files: A Novel
Matt Beynon Rees: The Collaborator of Bethlehem: An Omar Yussef Mystery (Omar Yussef Mysteries)
Marcus Sakey: The Blade Itself: A Novel ***

Best British Crime Novel
R.J. Ellroy: A Quiet Belief in Angels
Mo Hayder: Pig Island
Graham Hurley: One Under (DI Joe Faraday)
Paul Johnston: The Death List
Steve Mosby: The 50/50 Killer
Edward Wright: Damnation Falls

Best Paperback Original:
Megan Abbott: Queenpin: A Novel
Felicia Donovan: Black Widow Agency: The Black Widow Agency (Black Widow Agency Mysteries)
Jay MacLarty: Choke Point (Simon Leonidovich Novels)
Jason Pinter:The Mark
Fred Vargas: Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand (Chief Inspector Adamsberg Mysteries)
Kevin Wignall: Who is Conrad Hirst?: A Novel

Best Thriller:
Linwood Barclay: No Time for Goodbye
Brett Battles: The Cleaner ***
Robert Crais: The Watchman: A Joe Pike Novel (Joe Pike Novels) ***
Brent Ghelfi: Volk’s Game: A Novel
Thomas Perry: Silence (Otto Penzler Book)
Jim Swain: Midnight Rambler: A Novel of Suspense

Congratulations to the Nominees & Winners!!!

*** Books that I’ve read and highly recommended

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