11 October 2008

Barry, Macavity, Crimespree Awards 2008

Many thanks to Maddy from 4MA who is on the spot at Bouchercon 2008 and relayed this information. A double award for Laura Lippman with WHAT THE DEAD KNOW.

Barry Awards
The Barry Awards, selected by subscribers to Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News, were awarded last night.

The very best Barry Award was the Don Sundstrom Award. In a sneaky move, the staff of the magazines surprised Sir George Easter by selecting him as the winner.

The other winners are:

BEST NOVEL (Published in the U.S. in 2007)
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
BEST FIRST NOVEL (Published in the U.S. in 2007)
In the Woods by Tana French (Viking)

BEST BRITISH CRIME NOVEL (Published in the U.K. in 2007, not necessarily written by a British writer nor set in the U.K.)
Damnation Falls by Edward Wright (Orion)

The Watchman by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster)

Queenpin by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)

"The Problem of the Summer Snowman" by Edward D. Hoch (EQMM November 2007)

Macavity Awards

Best Mystery Novel:
Laura Lippman: What the Dead Know (Morrow)
Best First Mystery:
Tana French: In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton*/Viking)
Best Mystery Short Story:
Rhys Bowen: "Please Watch Your Step" (The Strand Magazine, Springg 2007)

Best Mystery Non-Fiction:
Roger Sobin, editor/compiler: The Essential Mystery Lists: For Reeaders, Collectors, and Librarians (Poisoned Pen Press)

Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery:
Ariana Franklin: Mistress of the Art of Death (Putnam)

The CrimeSpree Awards were already known and were just being presented.
The winners were

Favorite book of 2007
The Unquiet - John Connolly

Best On-Going Series
Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks

Favorite Anthology of 2007
Expletive Deleted – Jen Jordan Editor

Favorite Comics Writer of 2007
Brian Azzarello

Best first book of 2007
Sean Chercover-Big City Bad Blood

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