Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures are pleased to announce the 2007 Barry Award nominations and winners (in blue below). 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 Bouchercon in Anchorage, Alaska in late September.

The Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom - Beth Fedyn

Best Novel

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

White Shadow by Ace Atkins
Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen
The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler
The Prisoner of Guantanamo by Dan Fesperman
City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin

Best First

Still Life by Louise Penny

The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Berlin Conspiracy by Tom Gabbay
The King of Lies by John Hart
A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Read

Best British

Priest by Ken Bruen

Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
Sovereign by C.J. Sansom
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom
Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone
Red Sky Lament by Edward Wright

Best Thriller

The Messenger by Daniel Silva

Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
Relentless by Simon Kernick
Cold Kill by Stephen Leather
Kill Me by Stephen White

Best Paperback Original

The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle

Bust by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr
The Last Quarry by Max Allan Collins
Live Wire by Jay MacLarty
Deadman's Poker by Jim Swain
Crooked by Brian Wiprud

Best Short Story

"The Right Call" by Brendan DuBois (EQMM Sept/Oct, 2006)

"Cain was Innocent" by Simon Brett (Thou Shalt Not Kill, published by Carroll & Graf)
"Shaping the Ends" by Judith Cutler (EQMM May, 2006)
"A Man of Taste" by Kate Ellis (EQMM Mar/Apr, 2006)
"The Flower Girl" by Paul Halter (The Night of the Wolf, published by Wildside Press)
"A Case for Inspector Ghote" by June Thomson (The Verdict of Us All, published by Crippen & Landru)

How to vote: Ballots are being mailed to Mystery News subscribers on Monday, July 23, 2007. Please make one selection per category - it's not necessary to vote in all categories. Readers of Deadly Pleasures should check with George Easter for ballot and voting details.

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Egg Harbor, WI 54209

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Deadline: * We must have your vote in our hands by midnight CDT on August 24 *

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