2023 Barry Award Nominees Announced

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2023 Barry Awards in three categories as follows:

Best Mystery or Crime Novel:
THE ACCOMPLICE, Steve Cavanagh (Orion)
DESERT STAR, Michael Connelly (Little,Brown)
THE DARK FLOOD, Deon Meyer (Atlantic Monthly)
SHIFTY’S BOYS, Chris Offutt (Grove Press)
SECRET IDENTITY, Alex Segura (Flatiron Books)
CITY ON FIRE, Don Winslow (William Morrow)

Best First Mystery or Crime Novel:
BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz (Atria/EmilyBestler)
DON’T KNOW TOUGH, Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)
SHUTTER, Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)
THE MAID, Nita Prose (Ballantine)

BLOOD SUGAR, Sascha Rothchild (Putnam)
DIRT CREEK, Hayley Scrivenor (Flatiron)

Best Thriller:
IN THE BLOOD, Jack Carr (Atria/Emily Bester)
WINTER WORK, Dan Fesperman (Knopf)
SIERRA SIX, Mark Greaney (Berkley)

BAD ACTORS, Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE, Deanna Raybourn (Berkley)
GOERING’S GOLD, Richard O’Rawe (Melville House)

No nominees for the Paperback category this year.

The winners will be voted by Deadly Pleasures readers and announced on Thursday, August 31 during the opening ceremonies of 2023 Bouchercon to be held in San Diego, California.