2009 Barry Award Nominees

And the nominees for the joint awards presented by Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News are:

                    Best Novel (Published in the U.S. in 2008)

Trigger City by Sean Chercover
The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason
Envy the Night by Michael Koryta
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

                    Best First Novel (Published in the U.S. in 2008)

The Kind One by Tom Epperson
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer
City of the Sun by David Levien
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn D. Wall

                    Best British Crime Novel (Published in the U.K. in 2008, not necessarily written by a                     British writer nor set in the U.K.)

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
Ritual by Mo Hayder
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Shatter by Michael Robotham
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

                    Best Thriller

Collision by Jeff Abbott
The Deceived by Brett Battles
The Survivor by Tom Cain
The Finder by Colin Harrison
Night of Thunder by Stephen Hunter
Good People by Marcus Sakey

                    Best Paperback Original

The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
Money Shot by Christa Faust
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
The Black Path by Asa Larsson
Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
Echoes from the Dead by Johan Theorin

                    Best Short Story

“The Drought” by James O. Born (The Blue Religion)
“The Fallen” by Jan Burke (EQMM August 2008)
“A Trace of a Trace” by Brendan DuBois (At the Scene of the Crime)
“A Killing in Midtown” by G. Miki Hayden (AHMM January/February 2008)
“Proof of Love” by Mick Herron (EQMM September/October 2008)
“The Problem of the Secret Patient” by Edward D. Hoch (EQMM May 2008)

Congratulations to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at Bouchercon in Indianapolis – the exact date, time and location to be announced at a later date.