2020 BARRY AWARD NOMINEES

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine (soon to go completely digital) has announced the nominees for the 2020 Barry Award Nominees as follows:

Best Mystery/Crime Novel:
THE LOST MAN, Jane Harper (Flatiron)
IF SHE WAKES, Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
METROPOLIS, Philip Kerr (Putnam)
THE BORDER, Don Winslow (HarperCollins)
YOUR HOUSE WILL PAY, Steph Cha (Ecco)
THIRTEEN, Steve Cavanagh (Flatiron)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel:
THE CHESTNUT MAN, Soren Sveistrup (Harper)
THE SILENT PATIENT, Alex Michaelides (Celadon)
AMERICAN SPY, Lauren Wilkinson (Random House)
SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN, S. A. Lelchuk (Flatiron)
SCRUBLANDS, Chris Hammer (Atria)
TO THE LIONS, Holly Watt (Dutton)

Best Paperback Original Mystery/Crime Novel:
THE GODMOTHER, Hannelore Cayre (ECW)
WINNER KILLS ALL, R. J. Bailey (Simon & Schuster UK)
KILLING QUARRY, Max Allan Collins (HardCase Crime)
FATE, Ian Hamilton (Spiderline)
MISSING DAUGHTER, Rick Mofina (Mira)
NO GOOD DEED, James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Thriller:
MISSION CRITICAL, Mark Greaney (Berkley)
BACKLASH, Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bester)
THE CHAIN, Adrian McKinty (Mulholland)
THE BURGLAR, Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
TRUE BELIEVER, Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bester)
WHITE HOT SILENCE, Henry Porter (Mysterious Press)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade:
GONE GIRL, Gillian Flynn (Crown)
NOVEMBER ROAD, Lou Berney (William Morrow)
SUSPECT, Robert Crais (Putnam)
THE DRY, Jane Harper (Flatiron)
THE BLACK HOUSE, Peter May (Quercus)
THE CARTEL, Don Winslow (Knopf)

The winners will be announced during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, October 15 at the Bouchercon 2020 to be held in Sacrament, California.


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