2009 Barry Award nominees announced

The nominees for the 2009 Barry Awards have come out. Some great names on the list.


Barry Awards 2009 – Nominations
The nominations are out for the 2009 Barry Awards:

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

Congrats to everyone! There are some awesome books on this list, as well as great people. I want to say a special congrats to Sean Chercover, Don Wislow, Kent Kreuger and Marcus Sakey. These guys are quality folk! Not that the others are not, but I know these guys and think the world of them.

A special category should have been made for Duane’s Severance Package. I would call it the Best Trashy popcorn flick-like novel that you can’t put down. I read SP while waiting for my mother to come out of her shoulder surgery and it made the hours fly right by.