006/2009 Barry Award Winners

Mystery News and Deadly Pleasures announced the winners for the 2009 Barry Awards as follows:

Best Novel:

The Draining Lake, by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur)

Best First Novel:

Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith (Grand Central)

Best British Novel:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (MacLehose/Quercus)

Best Paperback Original:

State of the Onion, by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)

Best Thriller:

The Deceived, by Brett Battles (Delacorte)

Best Short Story:

“The Drought”, by James O. Born (from The Blue Religion, edited by Michael Connelly; Little, Brown)

Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom:

Art Scott

The winners were announced on October 15 during the Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies in Indianapolis, Indiana.