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Barry Award (crime novel prize)

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Peter May with the 2013 Barry Award for Novel, for his book, "The Blackhouse".

The Barry Award is a crime literary prize awarded annually since 1997 by the editors of Deadly Pleasures, an American quarterly publication for crime fiction readers. From 2007 to 2009 the award was jointly presented with the publication Mystery News. The prize is named after Barry Gardner, an American critic.[1]


Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade[edit]

Barry Award for Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
2010 Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Winner
Ken Bruen The Guards Finalist
Michael Connelly The Lincoln Lawyer Finalist
Dennis Lehane Mystic River Finalist
Louise Penny Still Life Finalist
Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind Finalist
2020 Robert Crais Suspect Winner [3][4]
Lou Berney November Road Finalist [3]
Gillian Flynn Gone Girl Finalist [3]
Jane Harper The Dry Finalist [3]
Peter May The Blackhouse Finalist [3]
Don Winslow The Border Finalist [3]

Best British Crime Novel[edit]

The "British Crime Novel" in this context is best crime fiction novel first published in English in the United Kingdom and does not reflect the author's nationality.

Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
2000 Val McDermid A Place of Execution Winner
Rennie Airth River of Darkness Finalist
John Connolly Every Dead Thing Finalist
Colin Falconer Rough Justice Finalist
Barry Maitland The Chalon Heads Finalist
2001 Stephen Booth Black Dog Winner
John Connolly Dark Hollow Finalist
Sarah Diamond The Beach Road Finalist
Colin Falconer The Certainty of Doing Evil Finalist
Peter Lovesey The Reaper Finalist
2002 Stephen Booth Dancing with the Virgins Winner
Caroline Carver Blood Junction Finalist
John Connolly The Killing Kind Finalist
Reginald Hill Dialogues of the Dead Finalist
P. D. James Death in Holy Orders Finalist
Val McDermid Killing the Shadows Finalist
Ian Rankin The Falls Finalist
2003 John Connolly The White Road Winner
Mark Billingham Scaredy Cat Finalist
Tom Bradby The Master of Rain Finalist
Simon Kernick The Business of Dying Finalist
Peter Lovesey Diamond Dust Finalist
Ed O'Connor The Yeare’s Midnight Finalist
2004 Val McDermid The Distant Echo Winner
Mark Billingham Lazybones Finalist
Christopher Fowler Full Dark House Finalist
Simon Kernick The Murder Exchange Finalist
Peter Lovesey The House Sitter Finalist
Andrew Taylor The American Boy (An Unpardonable Crime) Finalist
2005 John Harvey Flesh & Blood Winner
Mark Billingham The Burning Girl Finalist
Ken Bruen The Dramatist Finalist
Mo Hayder Tokyo (The Devil of Nanking) Finalist
Simon Kernick The Crime Trade Finalist
Zoë Sharp First Drop Finalist
2006 Denise Mina Field of Blood Winner
Rennie Airth The Blood-Dimmed Tide Finalist
Mark Billingham Lifeless Finalist
Arnaldur Indridason Silence of the Grave Finalist
Simon Kernick A Good Day to Die Finalist
Michael Robotham Lost Finalist
2007 Ken Bruen Priest Winner
Stuart MacBride Dying Light Finalist
C. J. Sansom Sovereign Finalist
Nick Stone Mr. Clarinet Finalist
Edward Wright Red Sky Lament Finalist
2008 Edward Wright Damnation Falls Winner
R. J. Ellory A Quiet Belief In Angels Finalist
Mo Hayder Pig Island Finalist
Graham Hurley One Under Finalist
Paul Johnston The Death List Finalist
Steve Mosby The 50/50 Killer Finalist
2009 Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Winner
R. J. Ellory A Simple Act of Violence Finalist
Mo Hayder Ritual Finalist
Michael Robotham Shatter Finalist
Andrew Taylor Bleeding Heart Square Finalist
Martin Walker Bruno, Chief of Police Finalist
2010 Philip Kerr If the Dead Rise Not Winner
S. J. Bolton Awakening Finalist
John Connolly The Lovers Finalist
Reginald Hill Midnight Fugue Finalist
Denise Mina Still Midnight Finalist
Robert Wilson The Ignorance of Blood Finalist
2011 Reginald Hill The Woodcutter Winner [5]
Kate Atkinson Started Early, Took My Dog Finalist
S. J. Bolton Blood Harvest Finalist
John Connolly The Whisperers Finalist
Roslund & Hellström Three Seconds Finalist
Zoë Sharp Fourth Day Finalist
2012 Peter James Dead Man’s Grip Winner
S. J. Bolton Now You See Me Finalist
John Connolly Hell’s Bells (The Infernals) Finalist
R. J. Ellory Bad Signs Finalist
Elly Griffiths The House at Sea’s End Finalist
Arnaldur Indridason Outrage Finalist

Best First Novel[edit]

Barry Award for Best First Novel[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
1997 Charles Todd A Test of Wills Winner [6][7]
Jameson Cole A Killing in Quail Country Finalist
H. Michael Frase Fatal Gift Finalist
G. D. Gearino What the Deaf Mute Heard Finalist
Michael C. White A Brother’s Blood Finalist
1998 Lee Child Killing Floor Winner
Rosemary Aubert Free Reign Finalist
Maureen Jennings Except the Dying Finalist
Joseph Kanon Los Alamos Finalist
Lisa See Flower Net Finalist
Barbara Seranella No Human Involved Finalist
1999 William Kent Krueger Iron Lake Winner
John Billheimer The Contrary Blues Finalist
Steve Hamilton A Cold Day in Paradise Finalist
Robin Hathaway The Doctor Digs a Grave Finalist
William Hoffman Tidewater Blood Finalist
J. Wallis Martin A Likeness in Stone Finalist
Lisa Reardon Billy Dead Finalist
D.R. Schanker A Criminal Appeal Finalist
2000 Donna Andrews Murder With Peacocks Winner
Mark Coggins The Immortal Game Finalist
Dan Fesperman Lie in the Dark Finalist
Stan Jones White Sky, Black Ice Finalist
Gregg Main Every Trace Finalist
2001 David Liss A Conspiracy of Paper Winner
Stephen Horn In Her Defense Finalist
Scott Phillips The Ice Harvest Finalist
Bob Truluck Street Level Finalist
Qiu Xiaolong Death of a Red Heroine Finalist
2002 C. J. Box Open Season Winner [8]
K. J. Erickson Third Person Singular Finalist
David Fulmer Chasing the Devil’s Tail Finalist
M. K. Preston Perhaps She’ll Die Finalist
Karin Slaughter Blindsighted Finalist
Sarah Strohmeyer Bubbles Unbound Finalist
2003 Julia Spencer-Fleming In the Bleak Midwinter Winner
David Corbett The Devil’s Redhead Finalist
Pip Granger Not All Tarts Are Apple Finalist
Jonathan King The Blue Edge of Midnight Finalist
Eddie Muller The Distance Finalist
Ben Rehder Buck Fever Finalist
2004 P. J. Tracy Monkeewrench Winner
William Landay Mission Flats Finalist
Olen Steinhauer The Bridge of Sighs Finalist
Wallace Stroby Barbed Wire Kiss Finalist
Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs Finalist
Edward Wright Clea’s Moon Finalist
2005 Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind Winner
Charles Benoit Relative Danger Finalist
James O. Born Walking Money Finalist
Colin Cotterill The Coroner's Lunch Finalist
Claire Matturro Skinny-Dipping Finalist
Will Thomas Some Danger Involved Finalist
2006 Stuart MacBride Cold Granite Winner
Megan Abbott Die a Little Finalist
Brian Freeman Immoral Finalist
Randall Hicks The Baby Game Finalist
David Hosp Dark Harbor Finalist
2007 Louise Penny Still Life Winner
Alex Berenson The Faithful Spy Finalist
Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects Finalist
Tom Gabbay The Berlin Conspiracy Finalist
John Hart The King of Lies Finalist
Cornelia Read A Field of Darkness Finalist
2008 Tana French In the Woods Winner
Gordon Campbell Missing Witness Finalist
Sean Chercover Big City, Bad Blood Finalist
Lisa Lutz The Spellman Files Finalist
Matt Beynon Rees The Collaborator of Bethlehem Finalist
Marcus Sakey The Blade Itself Finalist
2009 Tom Rob Smith Child 44 Winner
Tom Epperson The Kind One Finalist
Julie Kramer Stalking Susan Finalist
David Levien City of the Sun Finalist
Michael Stanley A Carrion Death Finalist
Carolyn D. Wall Sweeping Up Glass Finalist
2010 Alan Bradley The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Winner
Josh Bazell Beat the Reaper Finalist
Rebecca Cantrell A Trace of Smoke Finalist
Sophie Littlefield A Bad Day for Sorry Finalist
Attica Locke Black Water Rising Finalist
Stuart Neville The Ghosts of Belfast Finalist
2011 Paul Doiron The Poacher’s Son Winner
Lou Berney Gutshot Straight Finalist
Bruce DeSilva Rogue Island Finalist
Graham Moore The Sherlockian Finalist
William Ryan The Holy Thief Finalist
Keith Thomson Once a Spy Finalist
2012 Taylor Stevens The Informationist Winner
Sara Henry Learning To Swim Finalist
Keigo Higashino The Devotion of Suspect X Finalist
Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis The Boy in the Suitcase Finalist
Alice LaPlante Turn of Mind Finalist
S. J. Bolton Before I Go To Sleep Finalist
2013 Julia Keller A Killing in the Hills Winner [9]
Alex Grecian The Yard Finalist
Owen Laukkanen The Professionals Finalist
David Mark The Dark Winter Finalist
Tim O'Mara Sacrifice Fly Finalist
Michael Sears Black Fridays Finalist
2014 Barry Lancet Japantown Winner
Hannah Kent Burial Rites Finalist
Charlie Lovett The Bookman’s Tale Finalist
Becky Masterman Rage Against the Dying Finalist
Jenny Milchman Cover of Snow Finalist
Derek B. Miller Norwegian by Night Finalist
2015 Julia Dahl Invisible City Winner
Adam Brookes Night Heron Finalist
M. P. Cooley Ice Shear Finalist
Elizabeth Little Dear Daughter Finalist
Laura McHugh The Weight of Blood Finalist
William Shaw She’s Leaving Home Finalist
2016 Ausma Zehanat Khan The Unquiet Dead Winner
John A. Connell Ruins of War Finalist
Glen Erik Hamilton Past Crimes Finalist
Elsa Hart Jade Dragon Mountain Finalist
Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train Finalist
Brian Panowich Bull Mountain Finalist
2017 Nicholas Petrie The Drifter Winner
Bill Beverly Dodgers Finalist
Samuel Bjork I’m Traveling Alone Finalist
Joe Ide IQ Finalist
Iain Reid I’m Thinking of Ending Things Finalist
Susie Steiner Missing, Presumed Finalist
2018 Jane Harper The Dry Winner
Jordan Harper She Rides Shotgun Finalist
Sheena Kamal The Lost Ones Finalist
H. B. Lyle The Irregular Finalist
Abir Mukherjee A Rising Man Finalist
Gabriel Tallent My Absolute Darling Finalist
2019 C.J. Tudor The Chalk Man Winner [10][11]
Oyinkan Braithwaite My Sister, the Serial Killer Finalist
Karen Cleveland Need To Know Finalist
John Copenhaver Dodging and Burning Finalist
Caz Frear Sweet Little Lies Finalist
James A. McLaughlin Bearskin Finalist
2020 Søren Sveistrup The Chestnut Man Winner [3][4]
Chris Hammer Scrublands Finalist [3]
S. A. Lelchuk Save Me from Dangerous Men Finalist [3]
Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient Finalist [3]
Holly Watt To the Lions Finalist [3]
Lauren Wilkinson American Spy Finalist [3]
2021 David Heska Wanbli Weiden Winter Counts Winner [12]
Chris Hauty Deep State Finalist [12]
Nev March Murder in Old Bombay Finalist [12]
Richard Osman The Thursday Murder Club Finalist [12]
Alex Pavesi The Eighth Detective Finalist [12]
Stephanie Wrobel Darling Rose Gold Finalist [12]
2022 Connor Sullivan Sleeping Bear Winner [13][14]
Alexandra Andrews Who Is Maud Dixon? Finalist [13]
Abigail Dean Girl A Finalist [13]
Taylor Moore Down Range Finalist [13]
T. J. Newman Falling Finalist [13]
Brandon Webb and John David Mann Steel Fear Finalist [13]
2023 Jacqueline Bublitz Before You Knew My Name Finalist [15][16]
Eli Cranor Don't Know Tough Finalist [15][16]
Ramona Emerson Shutter Finalist [15][16]
Nita Prose The Maid Finalist [15][16]
Sascha Rothchild Blood Sugar Finalist [15][16]
Hayley Scrivenor Dirt Creek Finalist [15][16]

Best Novel[edit]

Barry Award for Best Novel[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
1997 Peter Lovesey Bloodhounds Winner
Thomas H. Cook The Chatham School Affair Finalist
Reginald Hill The Wood Beyond Finalist
Rochelle Krich Speak No Evil Finalist
Margaret Lawrence Hearts and Bones Finalist
Thomas Perry Dance for the Dead Finalist
1998 Michael Connelly Trunk Music Winner
James Lee Burke Cimarron Rose Finalist
Jan Burke Hocus Finalist
Deborah Crombie Dreaming of the Bones Finalist
Bill Pronzini A Wasteland of Strangers Finalist
S. J. Rozan No Colder Place Finalist
Don Winslow The Death and Life of Bobby Z Finalist
1999 Reginald Hill On Beulah Height Winner
Dennis Lehane Gone, Baby, Gone Winner
Rhys Bowen Evan Help Us Finalist
Michael Connelly Blood Work Finalist
Jeffery Deaver The Coffin Dancer Finalist
Carol O'Connell Judas Child Finalist
Ian Rankin The Hanging Garden Finalist
Mary Willis Walker All the Dead Lie Down Finalist
2000 Peter Robinson In a Dry Season Winner
Michael Connelly Angels Flight Finalist
Robert Crais L.A. Requiem Finalist
Janet Evanovich High Five Finalist
John Katzenbach Hart’s War Finalist
Dennis Lehane Prayers for Rain Finalist
2001 Nevada Barr Deep South Winner
Lee Child Running Blind Finalist
Thomas H. Cook Places in the Dark Finalist
Bill Fitzhugh Cross Dressing Finalist
Steve Hamilton Winter of the Wolf Moon Finalist
Barbara Seranella Unwanted Company Finalist
2002 Dennis Lehane Mystic River Winner
Harlan Coben Tell No One Finalist
Michael Connelly A Darkness More Than Night Finalist
William Kent Krueger Purgatory Ridge Finalist
T. Jefferson Parker Silent Joe Finalist
George P. Pelecanos Right as Rain Finalist
Donald E. Westlake Bad News Finalist
2003 Michael Connelly City of Bones Winner
Lee Child Without Fail Finalist
Tim Cockey The Hearse Case Scenario Finalist
Steve Hamilton North of Nowhere Finalist
George P. Pelecanos Hell to Pay Finalist
S. J. Rozan Winter and Night Finalist
2004 Laura Lippman Every Secret Thing Winner
Ken Bruen The Guards Finalist
Dan Fesperman The Small Boat of Great Sorrows Finalist
Laurie R. King Keeping Watch Finalist
Dennis Lehane Shutter Island Finalist
Julia Spencer-Fleming A Fountain Filled with Blood Finalist
2005 Lee Child The Enemy Winner
K. J. Erickson Alone at Night Finalist
Jeff Lindsay Darkly Dreaming Dexter Finalist
Chris Mooney Remembering Sarah Finalist
Walter Mosley Little Scarlet Finalist
George P. Pelecanos Hard Revolution Finalist
2006 Thomas H. Cook Red Leaves Winner
Jan Burke Bloodlines Finalist
William Kent Krueger Mercy Falls Finalist
David Rosenfelt Sudden Death Finalist
James Swain Mr. Lucky Finalist
Don Winslow The Power of the Dog Finalist
2007 George Pelecanos The Night Gardener Winner
Ace Atkins White Shadow Finalist
Rhys Bowen Oh Danny Boy Finalist
Dan Fesperman The Prisoner of Guantanamo Finalist
Ariana Franklin City of Shadows Finalist
2008 Laura Lippman What the Dead Know Winner
Reed Farrel Coleman Soul Patch Finalist
John Connolly The Unquiet Finalist
John Hart Down River Finalist
J. A. Konrath Dirty Martini Finalist
Peter Spiegelman Red Cat Finalist
2009 Arnaldur Indriðason The Draining Lake Winner
Sean Chercover Trigger City Finalist
Michael Koryta Envy the Night Finalist
William Kent Krueger Red Knife Finalist
Louise Penny The Cruelest Month Finalist
Don Winslow The Dawn Patrol Finalist
2010 John Hart The Last Child Winner [17]
John Connolly The Gates Finalist
David Ellis The Hidden Man Finalist
Joe Gores Spade & Archer Finalist
Marcia Muller Locked In Finalist
S. J. Rozan The Shanghai Moon Finalist
2011 Steve Hamilton The Lock Artist Winner
C. J. Box Nowhere To Run Finalist
Tom Franklin Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Finalist
Dennis Lehane Moonlight Mile Finalist
Louise Penny Bury Your Dead Finalist
Don Winslow Savages Finalist
2012 Jussi Adler-Olsen The Keeper of Lost Causes Winner
Linwood Barclay The Accident Finalist
Reed Farrel Coleman Hurt Machine Finalist
John Hart Iron House Finalist
Craig Johnson Hell Is Empty Finalist
Henning Mankell The Troubled Man Finalist
2013 Peter May The Blackhouse Winner [9]
Linwood Barclay Trust Your Eyes Finalist
S. J. Bolton Dead Scared Finalist
Gillian Flynn Gone Girl Finalist
William Landay Defending Jacob Finalist
Dennis Lehane Live by Night Finalist
2014 William Kent Krueger Ordinary Grace Winner
Jussi Adler-Olsen A Conspiracy of Faith Finalist
Linwood Barclay A Tap on the Window Finalist
Thomas H. Cook Sandrine’s Case Finalist
Robert Crais Suspect Finalist
Ian Rankin Standing in Another Man’s Grave Finalist
2015 Greg Iles Natchez Burning Winner
Jussi Adler-Olsen The Marco Effect Finalist
James R. Benn The Rest Is Silence Finalist
Reed Farrel Coleman The Hollow Girl Finalist
Bruce DeSilva Providence Rag Finalist
Arnaldur Indridason Strange Shores Finalist
2016 C.J. Box Badlands Winner [8]
John Connolly A Song of Shadows Finalist
Owen Laukkanen The Stolen Ones Finalist
Michael Robotham Life or Death Finalist
Jeffrey Siger Devil of Delphi Finalist
Don Winslow The Cartel Finalist
2017 Louise Penny A Great Reckoning Winner
Reed Farrel Coleman Where It Hurts Finalist
Michael Connelly The Wrong Side of Goodbye Finalist
Steve Hamilton The Second Life of Nick Mason Finalist
Laura Lippman Wilde Lake Finalist
David Swinson The Second Girl Finalist
2018 Karen Dionne The Marsh King’s Daughter Winner
Michael Connelly The Late Show Finalist
Steve Hamilton Exit Strategy Finalist
Anthony Horowitz Magpie Murders Finalist
Philip Kerr Prussian Blue Finalist
Don Winslow The Force Finalist
2019 Lou Berney November Road Winner [10][11]
Michael Connelly Dark Sacred Night Finalist
Allen Eskens The Shadows We Hide Finalist
Craig Johnson Depth of Winter Finalist
Mindy Mejia Leave No Trace Finalist
Abir Mukherjee A Necessary Evil Finalist
2020 Jane Harper The Lost Man Winner [3][4]
Steve Cavanagh Th1rt3en Finalist [3]
Steph Cha Your House Will Pay Finalist [3]
Philip Kerr Metropolis Finalist [3]
Michael Koryta If She Wakes Finalist [3]
Don Winslow The Border Finalist [3]
2021 S. A. Cosby Blacktop Wasteland Winner [12]
Harlan Coben The Boy from the Woods Finalist [12]
Michael Connelly The Law of Innocence Finalist [12]
Anthony Horowitz Moonflower Murders Finalist [12]
Rachel Howzell Hall And Now She’s Gone Finalist [12]
Louise Penny All the Devils Are Here Finalist [12]
2022 S. A. Cosby Razorblade Tears Winner [13][14]
Michael Connelly The Dark Hours Finalist [13]
Matt Coyle Last Redemption Finalist [13]
Naomi Hirahara Clark and Division Finalist [13]
Stephen King Billy Summers Finalist [13]
Chris Whitaker We Begin at the End Finalist [13]
2023 Steve Cavanagh The Accomplice Finalist [15][16]
Michael Connelly Desert Star Finalist [15][16]
Deon Meyer The Dark Flood Finalist [15][16]
Chris Offutt Shifty's Boys Finalist [15][16]
Alex Segura Secret Identity Finalist [15][16]
Don Winslow City on Fire Finalist [15][16]

Best Paperback Original[edit]

Barry Award for Best Paperback Original[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
1997 Susan Wade Walking Rain Winner
Harlan Coben Fade Away Finalist
Teri Holbrook The Grass Widow Finalist
1998 Harlan Coben Back Spin Winner
Sujata Massey The Salaryman’s Wife Finalist
Rick Riordan Big Red Tequila Finalist
Penny Warner Dead Body Language Finalist
2000 Robin Burcell Every Move She Makes Winner
Caroline Roe Antidote for Avarice Winner
Sinclair Browning The Last Song Dogs Finalist
Carolyn Haines Them Bones Finalist
Jerry Kennealy The Hunted Finalist
2001 Eric Wright The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn Winner
Glynn Marsh Alam Dive Deep and Deadly Finalist
Kate Grilley Death Dances to a Reggae Beat Finalist
Cathie John Little Mexico Finalist
Beth Saulnier Distemper Finalist
2002 Deborah Woodworth Killer Gifts Winner
Sinclair Browning Rode Hard, Put Away Dead Finalist
Deborah Morgan Death Is a Cabaret Finalist
Beth Saulnier The Fourth Wall Finalist
Martin J. Smith Straw Men Finalist
2003 Danielle Girard Cold Silence Winner
Jeff Abbott Black Jack Point Finalist
Robin Burcell Fatal Truth Finalist
Daniel Judson The Bone Orchard Finalist
Anna Salter Prison Blues Finalist
Brian M. Wiprud Pipsqueak Finalist
2004 Jason Starr Tough Luck Winner
Elaine Flinn Dealing in Murder Finalist
Christopher Hyde Wisdom of the Bones Finalist
Jay MacLarty The Courier Finalist
Judith Van Gieson The Shadow of Venus Finalist
Elaine Viets Murder Between the Covers Finalist
2005 Elaine Flinn Tagged for Murder Winner
Larry Beinhart The Librarian Finalist
Thomas H. Cook Into the Web Finalist
M.G. Kincaid Last Seen in Aberdeen Finalist
Domenic Stansberry The Confession Finalist
Jason Starr Twisted City Finalist
2006 Reed Farrel Coleman The James Deans Winner
Charlie Huston Six Bad Things Finalist
Maureen Jennings Night’s Child Finalist
Rochelle Krich Now You See Me… Finalist
Mary Jane Maffini The Dead Don’t Get Out Much Finalist
John Ramsey Miller Inside Out Finalist
2007 Sean Doolittle The Cleanup Winner
Ken Bruen and Jason Starr Bust Finalist
Max Allan Collins The Last Quarry Finalist
Jay MacLarty Live Wire Finalist
James Swain Deadman’s Poker Finalist
Brian M. Wiprud Crooked Finalist
2008 Megan Abbott Queenpin Winner
Felicia Donovan The Black Widow Agency Finalist
Jay MacLarty Choke Point Finalist
Jason Pinter The Mark Finalist
Fred Vargas Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand Finalist
Kevin Wignall Who Is Conrad Hirst? Finalist
2009 Julie Hyzy State of the Onion Winner
Max Allan Collins The First Quarry Finalist
Christa Faust Money Shot Finalist
Åsa Larsson The Black Path Finalist
Duane Swierczynski Severance Package Finalist
Johan Theorin Echoes from the Dead Finalist
2010 Bryan Gruley Starvation Lake Winner
Megan Abbott Bury Me Deep Finalist
Max Allan Collins Quarry in the Middle Finalist
Heather Gudenkauf The Weight of Silence Finalist
Frank Tallis Fatal Lies Finalist
L. C. Tyler The Herring Seller’s Apprentice Finalist
2011 Val McDermid Fever of the Bone Winner
Bryan Gruley The Hanging Tree Finalist
Sophie Hannah The Dead Lie Down Finalist
Julie Hyzy Eggsecutive Orders Finalist
Judith Rock The Rhetoric of Death Finalist
A. D. Scott A Small Death in the Great Glen Finalist
2012 Michael Stanley The Death of the Mantis Winner
Brett Battles The Silenced Finalist
Oliver Pötzsch The Hangman's Daughter Finalist
A. D. Scott A Double Death on the Black Isle Finalist
Duane Swierczynski Fun & Games Finalist
Nicola Upson Two for Sorrow Finalist
2013 Susan Elia MacNeal Mr. Churchill’s Secretary Winner [9]
John Enright Pago Pago Tango Finalist
Alan Glynn Bloodland Finalist
Sophie Hannah The Other Woman’s House Finalist
Malla Nunn Blessed Are the Dead Finalist
A. D. Scott Beneath the Abbey Wall Finalist
2014 Adrian McKinty I Hear the Sirens in the Street Winner [18]
Paul Cleave Joe Victim Finalist
Ian Hamilton The Disciple of Las Vegas Finalist
Gene Kerrigan The Rage Finalist
Nicola Upson Fear in the Sunlight Finalist
Elaine Viets Fixing to Die Finalist
2015 Allen Eskens The Life We Bury Winner
Joël Dicker The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Finalist
Alex Marwood The Killer Next Door Finalist
Malla Nunn Present Darkness Finalist
Lori Rader-Day The Black Hour Finalist
Stav Sherez Eleven Days Finalist
2016 Lou Berney The Long and Faraway Gone Winner
Kristi Belcamino Blessed Are Those Who Weep Finalist
Max Allan Collins Quarry’s Choice Finalist
Sarah Hilary No Other Darkness Finalist
Ragnar Jónasson Snowblind Finalist
James W. Ziskin Stone Cold Dead Finalist
2017 Adrian McKinty Rain Dogs Winner [18]
Flynn Berry Under the Harrow Finalist
Allen Eskens The Heavens May Fall Finalist
Susan Elia MacNeal The Queen’s Accomplice Finalist
Alex Marwood The Darkest Secret Finalist
Jake Needham The Girl in the Window Finalist
2018 Allen Eskens The Deep Dark Descending Winner
R. J. Bailey Safe from Harm Finalist
Kristi Belcamino Blessed Are the Peacemakers Finalist
Kellye Garrett Hollywood Homicide Finalist
Lori Rader-Day The Day I Died Finalist
James Swain Super Con Finalist
2019 Dervla McTiernan The Rúin Winner [10][11][19]
Christine Carbo A Sharp Solitude Finalist
David Mark Dead Pretty Finalist
Sherry Thomas The Hollow of Fear Finalist
Emma Viskic Resurrection Bay Finalist
2020 Rick Mofina Missing Daughter Winner [3][4]
RJ Bailey Winner Kills All Finalist [3]
Hannelore Cayre The Godmother Finalist [3]
Max Allan Collins Killing Quarry Finalist [3]
Ian Hamilton Fate: The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung Finalist [3]
James Swain No Good Deed Finalist [3]
2021 James W. Ziskin Turn to Stone Winner [12]
Alyssa Cole When No One Is Watching Finalist [12]
Jake Needham Monkok Station Finalist [12]
Jason Pinter Hide Away Finalist [12]
James Swain Bad News Travels Fast Finalist [12]
Emma Viskic Darkness for Light Finalist [12]
2022 Dervla McTiernan The Good Turn Winner [13][14]
Gabriel Bergmoser The Hunted Finalist [13]
Mia P. Manansala Arsenic and Adobo Finalist [13]
Andrew Mayne Black Coral Finalist [13]
Rick Mofina Search for Her Finalist [13]
Vanda Symon Bound Finalist [13]

Best Short Story[edit]

Barry Award for Best Short Story[2]
Year Author Story Publication Result Ref.
2004 Robert Barnard Rogues’ Gallery Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March 2003 Winner
Doug Allyn The Blind Pig Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2003 Finalist
Brendan DuBois Always Another War Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July/August 2003 Finalist
Clark Howard The Mask of Peter Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, April 2003 Finalist
Donald Olson Rogue's Run Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, April 2003 Finalist
2005 Edward D. Hoch The War in Wonderland Green for Danger Winner
Catherine Aird Cold Comfort Chapter & Hearse & Other Mysteries Finalist
Melodie Johnson Howe Facing Up Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2004 Finalist
John Mortimer Rumpole and the Christmas Break The Strand Magazine, #14, 2004 Finalist
Amy Myers Murder, the Missing Heir, and the Boiled Egg Criminal Appetites Finalist
Neil Schofield Ledgers Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2004 Finalist
2006 Nancy Pickard There is no Crime on Easter Island Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005 Winner
Steve Hockensmith The Big Road Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2005 Finalist
Peter Lovesey Needle Match Murder Is My Racquet Finalist
Joan Richter Love and Death in Africa Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2005 Finalist
Tom Savage The Method in her Madness Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2005 Finalist
2007 Brendan DuBois The Right Call Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2006 Winner
Simon Brett Cain Was Innocent Thou Shalt Not Kill Finalist
Judith Cutler Shaping the Ends Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2006 Finalist
Kate Ellis A Man of Taste Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2006 Finalist
Paul Halter The Flower Girl The Night of the Wolf Finalist
June Thomson A Case for Inspector Ghote The Verdict of Us All Finalist
2008 Edward D. Hoch The Problem of the Summer Snowman Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2007 Winner
Doug Allyn Dead As a Dog Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2007 Finalist
Dale C. Andrews and Kurt Sercu The Book Case Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2007 Finalist
Jon L. Breen The Missing Elevator Puzzle Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2007 Finalist
Jeffrey Deaver Bump Dead Man’s Hand Finalist
Gillian Roberts The Old Wife’s Tale Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2007 Finalist
Neil Schofield Murder: A User's Guibe Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July/August 2007 Finalist
2009 James O. Born The Drought The Blue Religion Winner
Jan Burke The Fallen Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, August 2008 Finalist
Brendan DuBois A Trace of a Trace At the Scene of the Crime Finalist
G. Miki Hayden A Killing in Midtown Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2008 Finalist
Mick Herron Proof of Love Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2008 Finalist
Edward D. Hoch The Problem of the Secret Patient Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2008 Finalist
2010 Brendan DuBois The High House Writer Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July–August 2009 Winner
Barbara Callahan My Mother's Keeper Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2009 Finalist
David Dean Erin's Journal Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, December 2009 Finalist
John H. Dirckx Real Men Die Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2009 Finalist
Melodie Johnson Howe A Hollywood Ending Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2009 Finalist
Morley Swingle Hard Blows The Prosecution Rests Finalist
2011 Loren D. Estleman The List Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May 2010 Winner
Mitch Alderman Requiem for Antlers Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January–February 2010 Finalist
Robert Barnard Family Values Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, February 2010 Finalist
Caroline Benton The Body in the Dunes Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, January 2010 Finalist
Terence Faherty The Seven Sorrows Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March–April 2010 Finalist
Ellen Larson When the Apricots Bloom Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, July–August 2010 Finalist
2012 Jeffrey Cohen The Gun Also Rises Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January–February 2011 Winner
Doug Allyn Thicker Than Blood Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2011 Finalist
Mike Cooper Whiz Bang Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September–October 2011 Finalist
Trina Corey Facts Exhibiting Wantonness Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, November 2011 Finalist
James Powell Last Laugh in Floogle Park Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2011 Finalist
Eric Rutter Purge Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, December 2011 Finalist

Best Thriller[edit]

Barry Award for Best Thriller[2]
Year Author Title Result Ref.
2005 Barry Eisler Rain Storm Winner
Joseph Finder Paranoia Finalist
Joseph Garber Whirlwind Finalist
Jay MacLarty Bagman Finalist
Matthew Reilly Scarecrow Finalist
Daniel Silva A Death in Vienna Finalist
2006 Joseph Finder Company Man (No Hiding Place) Winner
Vince Flynn Consent To Kill Finalist
Mike Lawson The Inside Ring Finalist
Matthew Reilly Seven Deadly Wonders Finalist
James Rollins Map of Bones Finalist
Greg Rucka Private Wars Finalist
2007 Daniel Silva The Messenger Winner
Joe Finder Killer Instinct Finalist
Alan Furst The Foreign Correspondent Finalist
Simon Kernick Relentless Finalist
Stephen Leather Cold Kill Finalist
Stephen White Kill Me Finalist
2008 Robert Crais The Watchman Winner
Linwood Barclay No Time for Goodbye Finalist
Brett Battles The Cleaner Finalist
Brent Ghelfi Volk’s Game Finalist
Thomas Perry Silence Finalist
James Swain Midnight Rambler Finalist
2009 Brett Battles The Deceived Winner
Jeff Abbott Collision Finalist
Tom Cain The Survivor Finalist
Colin Harrison The Finder Finalist
Stephen Hunter Night of Thunder Finalist
Marcus Sakey Good People Finalist
2010 Jamie Freveletti Running from the Devil Winner
Tom Cain No Survivors Finalist
Mark Greaney The Gray Man Finalist
Derek Haas Columbus (Hunt for the Bear) Finalist
Mike Lawson House Secrets Finalist
Greg Rucka Walking Dead Finalist
2011 Deon Meyer Thirteen Hours Winner
Noah Boyd The Bricklayer Finalist
Charlie Charters Bolt Action Finalist
Vince Flynn American Assassin Finalist
Mark Greaney On Target Finalist
Daniel Silva The Rembrandt Affair Finalist
2012 Thomas Perry The Informant Winner
Tom Cain Carver Finalist
Ben Coes Coup d’Etat Finalist
Matthew Dunn Spycatcher (Spartan) Finalist
Mark Greaney Ballistic Finalist
Mike Lawson House Divided Finalist
2013 Daniel Silva The Fallen Angel Winner [9]
Ben Coes The Last Refuge Finalist
Charles Cumming A Foreign Country Finalist
Brian Freemantle Red Star Burning Finalist
Derek Haas The Right Hand Finalist
Mike Lawson House Blood Finalist
2014 Taylor Stevens The Doll Winner
Mick Herron Dead Lions Finalist
Roger Hobbs Ghostman Finalist
Jason Matthews Red Sparrow Finalist
Charles McCarry The Shanghai Factor Finalist
Stuart Neville Ratlines Finalist
2015 Michael Koryta Those Who Wish Me Dead Winner
Joe Finder Suspicion Finalist
Ian Hamilton The Water Rat of Wanchai Finalist
Robert Harris An Officer and a Spy Finalist
Terry Hayes I Am Pilgrim Finalist
Mike Lawson House Reckoning Finalist
2016 Taylor Stevens The Mask Winner
Marc Cameron Brute Force Finalist
Chris Holm The Killing Kind Finalist
M. A. Lawson Viking Bay Finalist
Stefanie Pintoff Hostage Taker Finalist
A.J. Tata Foreign and Domestic Finalist
2017 Joseph Finder Guilty Minds Winner
Matthew Betley Overwatch Finalist
Ben Coes First Strike Finalist
Mark Greaney Back Blast Finalist
Andrew Gross The One Man Finalist
Spencer Kope Collecting the Dead Finalist
2018 Meg Gardiner UNSUB Winner
Ben Coes Trap the Devil Finalist
Mark Greaney Gunmetal Gray Finalist
Mick Herron Spook Street Finalist
K. J. Howe The Freedom Broker Finalist
Thomas Perry The Old Man Finalist
2019 Dan Fesperman Safe Houses Winner [10][11]
Jack Carr The Terminal List Finalist
Mick Herron London Rules Finalist
Anthony Horowitz Forever and a Day Finalist
Nick Petrie Light It Up Finalist
James Swain The King Tides Finalist
2020 Adrian McKinty The Chain Winner [3][4]
Jack Carr True Believer Finalist [3]
Mark Greaney Mission Critical Finalist [3]
Thomas Perry The Burglar Finalist [3]
Henry Porter White Hot Silence Finalist [3]
Brad Thor Backlash Finalist [3]
2021 Thomas Perry Eddie’s Boy Winner [12]
Tom Bradby Double Agent Finalist [12]
Matt Coyle Blind Vigil Finalist [12]
Mark Greaney One Minute Out Finalist [12]
Deon Meyer The Last Hunt Finalist [12]
Nick Petrie The Wild One Finalist [12]
2022 James Kestrel Five Decembers Winner [13][14]
Jack Carr The Devil’s Hand Finalist [13]
John Connolly The Nameless Ones Finalist [13]
Paul Doiron Dead by Dawn Finalist [13]
Mark Greaney Relentless Finalist [13]
Mick Herron Slough House Finalist [13]
2023 Jack Carr In the Blood Finalist [15][16]
Dan Fesperman Winter Work Finalist [15][16]
Mark Greaney Sierra Six Finalist [15][16]
Mick Herron Bad Actors Finalist [15][16]
Deanna Raybourn Killers of a Certain Age Finalist [15][16]
Richard O'Rawe Goering's Gold Finalist [15][16]


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