Friday, February 11, 2011

Edgar & Barry Award Shortlists

The shortlists for the Edgar Awards presented by the Mystery Writers of America were announced last month, sorry I'm behind with that. The categories with a European interest are:
BEST NOVEL
Caught by Harlan Coben (Penguin Group USA - Dutton)
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
Faithful Place by Tana French (Penguin Group USA - Viking)*
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan (HarperCollins – William Morrow)
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books)
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (HarperCollins – William Morrow)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard (Random House - Bantam)*
The News Where You Are by Catherine O’Flynn (Henry Holt)*
Expiration Date by Duane Swierczynski (Minotaur Books)
Vienna Secrets by Frank Tallis (Random House Trade Paperbacks)*
Ten Little Herrings by L.C. Tyler (Felony & Mayhem Press)*

THE SIMON & SCHUSTER - MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD
Wild Penance by Sandi Ault (Penguin Group – Berkley Prime Crime)
Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton (Minotaur Books)*
Down River by Karen Harper (MIRA Books)
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)*
Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub (HarperCollins - Avon)
*=European author

The Barry Awards Shortlists for 2011 as selected by readers of Deadly Pleasures magazine have just been released. Those categories with a European interest or a translated author are listed below:
Best First Novel

GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, Lou Berney (Morrow)
ROGUE ISLAND, Bruce DeSilva (Forge)
THE POACHER'S SON, Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
SHERLOCKIAN, Graham Moore (Twelve)*
THE HOLY THIEF, William Ryan (Minotaur)*
ONCE A SPY, Keith Thomson (Doubleday)

Best British Novel

STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG, Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)*
BLOOD HARVEST, S. J. Bolton (Bantam Press)*
THE WHISPERERS, John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)*
THE WOODCUTTER, Reginald Hill (HarperCollins)*
THREE SECONDS, Roslund & Hellstrom (Quercus)*
FOURTH DAY, Zoe Sharp (Allison & Busby)*

Best Paperback Original

THE HANGING TREE, Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)
THE DEAD LIE DOWN, Sophie Hannah (Penguin)*
EGGSECUTIVE ORDERS, Julie Hyzy (Berkley)
FEVER OF THE BONE, Val McDermid (Harper)*
THE RHETORIC OF DEATH, Judith Rock (Berkley)
A SMALL DEATH IN THE GREAT GLEN, A.D. Scott (Atria)

Best Thriller

13 HOURS, Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)*
AMERICAN ASSASSIN, Vince Flynn (Atria)
THE BRICKLAYER, Noah Boyd (Harper)
BOLT ACTION, Charles Charters (Hodder U.K.)*
ON TARGET, Mark Greaney (Jove)
THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR, Daniel Silva (Putnam)

Best Short Story

Mitch Alderman, "Requiem for Antlers" (AHMM Jan.-Feb. 2010)
Robert Barnard, "Family Values" (EQMM Feb. 2010)*
Caroline Benton, "The Body in the Dunes (EQMM Jan. 2010)
Loren D. Estleman, "The List" (EQMM May 2010)
Terence Faherty, "The Seven Sorrows" (EQMM Mar.-Apr. 2010)
Ellen Larson, "When the Apricots Bloom" (AHMM July-Aug. 2010)

*=European interest or translated author.

5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - Thanks for this. There are some very fine entries this time...

Maxine said...

Hmm, so Roslund-Hellstrom is British. Quaint, these Americans ;-)

I hope Elly Griffiths and Catherine O'Flynn do well with these excellent titles.

Anonymous said...

William Ryan is Irish, I believe

Anonymous said...

Sorry - cancel that last post, I see you have a star beside his name!

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