2020 Barry Award Nominees

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the Barry Award nominees for 2020, chosen by panels of experts in mystery/crime fiction.  

The magazine’s readers will vote on the winners, which will be revealed during the Opening Ceremonies of Bouchercon in Sacramento, California on October 15.

Best Mystery/Crime Novel

  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
  • If She Wakes by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
  • Metropolis by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
  • The Border by Don Winslow (Harpercollins)
  • Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha (Ecco)
  • Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh (Flatiron)

Best First Mystery/Crime Novel

  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (Harper)
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Celadon)
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Random House)
  • Save Me From Dangerous Men by S. A. Lelchuk (Flatiron)
  • Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Atria)
  • To The Lions by Holly Watt    (Dutton)

Best Paperback Original Mystery/Crime Novel

  • The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre (Ecw)
  • Winner Kills All by R. J. Bailey (Simon & Schuster Uk)
  • Killing Quarry by Max Allan Collins (Hardcase Crime)
  • Fate by Ian Hamilton (Spiderline)
  • Missing Daughter by Rick Mofina (Mira)
  • No Good Deed by James Swain (Thomas & Mercer)

Best Thriller

  • Mission Critical by Mark Greaney (Berkley)
  • Backlash by Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bester)
  • The Chain by Adrian Mckinty (Mulholland)
  • The Burglar by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press)
  • True Believer by Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bester)
  • White Hot Silence by Henry Porter (Mysterious Press)

Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Crown)
  • November Road by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
  • Suspect by Robert Crais (Putnam)
  • The Dry by Jane Harper (Flatiron)
  • The Black House by Peter May (Quercus)
  • The Cartel by Don Winslow (Knopf)

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