Nominees for the 2012 Barry Awards

Deadly Pleasures magazine has announced the nominees for the 2012 Barry awards. The Awards will be presented October 4, 2012 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio

Best Novel
The Keeper of Lost Causes (In the UK, Mercy) by Jussi Adler-Olsen(Dutton)
The Accident by Linwood Barclay (Bantam)
The Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)
Iron House by John Hart (Minotaur)
Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson (Viking)
The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell (Knopf)

Best First Novel
Learning to Swim by Sara Henry (Crown)
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis (Soho Crime)
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)
The Informationist by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper)

Best British (Published in the UK in 2011)
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton (Bantam Press)
Hell’s Bells (in U.K., The Infernals), John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory (Orion)
The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths (Quercus)
Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker)
Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James (Macmillan)

Best Paperback Original
The Silenced by Brett Battles (Dell)
The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch (Mariner Books)
A Double Death on the Black Isle by A. D. Scott (Atria)
Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (Harper Perennial)
Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)
Two for SorrowNicola Upson (Harper Perennial)

Best Thriller
Carver by Tom Cain (Bantam Press)
Coup D’Etat by Ben Coes (St. Martin’s)
Spycatcher (Spartan) by Matthew Dunn (William Morrow)
Ballistic by Mark Greaney (Berkley Trade)
House Divided by Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly)
The Informant by Thomas Perry (Houghton Mifflin)

Best Short Story

Thicker Than Blood” by Doug Allyn (AHMM September)
The Gun Also Rises” by Jeffrey Cohen (AHMM January-February)
Whiz Bang” by Mike Cooper (EQMM September-October)
Facts Exhibiting Wantonness” by Trina Corey (EQMM November)
Last Laugh in Floogle Park” by James Powell (EQMM July)
Purge” by Eric Rutter (AHMM December)

Congratulations to the nominees!