Friday, June 19, 2009

Barry Nomination!

I have wonderful news! State of the Onion has been nominated for a Barry Award in the Best Paperback Original category! Woo-hoo!! I'm delirious with excitement. The winners of the Barry and of the Anthony Award (for which Onion is also a nominee), will be announced at Bouchercon in Indianapolis in October.

Want to know the truth? I don't want October to come too soon. I'm enjoying the nominee status so much that I don't want it to end. This is just so great. I'm just tickled and thrilled, not to mentioned honored.

The full list of Barry Award nominees is below. What an amazing group of writers and great collection of novels. I'm humbled to be in the company of so many greats - both here and on the Anthony list. To be honest, I'm in quite a state of disbelief!


The Barry Awards are named for 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 13th Annual Barry Awards presentation will take place at Bouchercon in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-October. Further details will be announced as soon as available.


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 MYSTERY
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 MYSTERY
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 (NO SURVIVORS in U.S.) by Tom Cain
FINDER by Colin Harrison
NIGHT OF THUNDER by Stephen Hunter
GOOD PEOPLE by Marcus Sakey

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

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