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Barry Award (for crime novels)


Barry Award (for crime novels)

Peter May with the 2013 Barry Award for Best Novel, for his book, "The Blackhouse".
Denise Mina, Prize for best British novel in 2006
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Prize for best first book in 2005
Laura Lippman, Prize for best novel in 2004 and 2008
Val McDermid, Prize for best British novel in 2000 and 2004
Harlan Coben, Prize for best novel published as a paperback original in 1998

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 2007-2009 the award was jointly presented with the publication Mystery News. The prize is named after Barry Gardner, an American critic.[1]

Note that the "best 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.



  • Best Novel: Peter May, for The Blackhouse[2]
  • Best First Novel: Julia Keller, for A Killing in the Hills
  • Best Thriller: Daniel Silva, for The Fallen Angel
  • Best Paperback Original: Susan Ella McNeal, for Mr Churchill's Secretary


  • Best Novel: Jussi Adler-Olsen, for The Keeper of Lost Causes
  • Best First Novel: Taylor Stevens, for The Informationist
  • Best British Novel: Peter James, for Dead Man's Grip
  • Best Thriller: Thomas Perry, for The Informant
  • Best Paperback Original: Michael Stanley, for Death of the Mantis
  • Best Short Story: Jeffrey Cohen, for "The Gun Also Rises"

















  1. ^ "The Barry Awards". Deadly Pleasures. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ "2013 Barry Award Winners". Crimespree Magazine. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
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