Deadly Pleasures has announced the nominees of the 2012 Barry Awards as follows:


Best Novel

 THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES (in U.K., MERCY), Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)

 THE ACCIDENT, Linwood Barclay (Bantam)

 THE HURT MACHINE, Reed Farrel Coleman (Tyrus)

 IRON HOUSE, John Hart (Minotaur)

 HELL IS EMPTY, Craig Johnson (Viking)

 THE TROUBLED MAN, Henning Mankell (Knopf)

Best First Novel

 LEARNING TO SWIM, Sara Henry (Crown)

 THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X, Keigo Higashino (Minotaur)

 THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Friis (Soho Crime)

 TURN OF MIND, Alice LaPlante (Atlantic Monthly)

 THE INFORMATIONIST, Taylor Stevens (Crown)

 BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, S.J. Watson (Harper)

Best British

(Published in the U.K. in 2011)

 NOW YOU SEE ME, S.J. Bolton (Bantam Press)

 HELL’S BELLS (in U.K., THE INFERNALS), John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)

 BAD SIGNS, R. J. Ellory (Orion)

 THE HOUSE AT SEA’S END, Elly Griffiths (Quercus)

 OUTRAGE, Arnaldur Indridason (Harvill Secker)

 DEAD MAN’S GRIP, Peter James (Macmillan)

Best Paperback Original

  THE SILENCED, Brett Battles (Dell)

  THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER, Oliver Pötzsch (Mariner Books)


  DEATH OF THE MANTIS, Michael Stanley (Harper Perennial)

  FUN AND GAMES, Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

  TWO FOR SORROW, Nicola Upson (Harper Perennial)

Best Thriller

 CARVER, Tom Cain (Bantam Press)

 COUP D’ETAT, Ben Coes (St. Martin’s)

 SPYCATCHER (SPARTAN), Matthew Dunn (William Morrow)

 BALLISTIC, Mark Greaney (Berkley Trade)

 HOUSE DIVIDED, Mike Lawson (Atlantic Monthly)

 THE INFORMANT, Thomas Perry (Houghton Mifflin)

Best Short Story

(compiled by Marv Lachman)

 Doug Allyn, “Thicker Than Blood” (AHMM September)

 Jeffrey Cohen, “The Gun Also Rises” (AHMM January-February)

 Mike Cooper, “Whiz Bang” (EQMM September-October)

 Trina Corey, “Facts Exhibiting Wantonness” (EQMM November)

 James Powell, “Last Laugh in Floogle Park” (EQMM July)

 Eric Rutter, “Purge” (AHMM December)

The winners will be announced on October 4 during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Bouchercon to be held in Cleveland, Ohio.