The 2007 Barry Awards
Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures are pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Barry Awards. The Barry Awards are named for of one of the most ardent and beloved ambassadors of mystery fiction, Barry Gardner, and are voted on by the readers of Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures.
The 11th Annual Barry Awards presentation took place at the opening reception at Bouchercon in Anchorage, Alaska on September 27, 2007. This is the first year that Mystery News has joined Deadly Pleasures in co-sponsoring the Barry Awards.
Best Novel – The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
Best First Novel – Still Life by Louise Penny
Best British Mystery Novel – Priest by Ken Bruen
Best Thriller – The Messenger by Daniel Silva
Best Paperback Original – The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle
Best Short Story – “The Right Call” by Brendan DuBois
The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom was presented to Beth Fedyn.
Congratulations to all the winners.