Crime Fiction Awards: The Best in Mysteries, Suspense Novels and Thrillers

List of Awards



Arthur Ellis



Benjamin Franklin

Best Books


Bloody Scotland Crime Novel

Bloody Words

Bruce Alexander


CWA Dagger

Danish Crime Novel

Daphne du Maurier







Finnish Crime Novel


Friedrich Glauser

Glass Key

Grand Prix de Lit. Policière

Grant Allen



Harper Lee

Indie Lit

International Book


Irish Book

John Spray

LA Times





National (UK)

National Indie

Ned Kelly


Next Generation

Ngaio Marsh

Petrona Award

Poloni Prize


Premio Azzeccagarbugli

Premio Fedeli

Prix Mystère


Reader Views

Reviewers' Choice

Riverton Prize



SMM Crime Novel

SMM Private Eye

SMM Traditional

Spotted Owl

Strand Critics

Swedish Crime Novel



Tony Hillerman

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The Barry Awards

The Barry Award is an annual award presented by the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures for the best works published in the field of crime fiction.


  • Best Novel: Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (William Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: Invisible City by Julia Dahl (Minotaur Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street Books)
  • Best Thriller: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown)
  • Best Novel: The Black House by Peter May (Silver Oak)
  • Best First Novel: A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller (Minotaur Books)
  • Best Paperback Original: Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
  • Best Thriller: The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva (Harper)
  • Best Novel: The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Dutton)Review of The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Best First Novel: The Informationist by Taylor Stevens (Crown)
  • Best British Novel: Dead Man's Grip by Peter James (Macmillan)
  • Best Paperback Original: Death of the Mantis by Michael Stanley (Harper)
  • Best Thriller: The Informant by Thomas Perry (Atlantic Monthly)Review of The Informant by Thomas Perry
  • Best Short Story: "The Gun Also Rises" (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January-February 2011) by Jeffrey Cohen
  • Best Novel: The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron (Minotaur Books)
  • Best British Novel: The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill (HarperCollins)
  • Best Paperback Original: Fever at the Bone by Val McDermid (Harper)
  • Best Thriller: 13 Hours by Deon Meyer (Grove Atlantic)
  • Best Short Story: "The List" by Loren D. Estleman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)Review of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Best British Novel: If The Dead Not Rise by Philip Kerr (Quercus)
  • Best Paperback Original: Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley (Touchstone)Review of Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
  • Best Thriller: Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti (Wm. Morrow)
  • Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Best Short Story: "The High House Writer" by Brendan DuBois (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
  • Best Novel: The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason (Minotaur Books)
  • Best First Novel: Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (Grand Central)
  • Best Thriller: The Deceived by Brett Battles (Delacorte)
  • Best British Crime Novel: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)Review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Best Paperback Original: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy (Berkley Prime Crime)Review of State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy
  • Best Novel: What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Morrow)
  • Best First Novel: In the Woods by Tana French (Viking)
  • Best British Crime Novel: Damnation Falls by Edward Wright (Orion)
  • Best Paperback Original: Queenpin by Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
  • Best Thriller: The Watchman by Robert Crais (Simon & Schuster)Review of The Watchman by Robert Crais
  • Best Novel: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
  • Best First Novel: Still Life by Louise Penny
  • Best British Crime Novel: Priest by Ken Bruen
  • Best Paperback Original: The Cleanup by Sean Doolittle
  • Best Thriller: The Messenger by Daniel Silva
  • Best Novel: The Enemy by Lee Child
  • Best First Novel: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Best British Crime Novel: Flesh and Blood by John Harvey
  • Best Paperback Original: Tagged for Murder by Elaine Flinn
  • Best Thriller: Rain Storm by Barry Eisler
  • Best Novel: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • Best First Novel: Open Season by C. J. Box
  • Best British Crime Novel: Dancing with Virgins by Stephen Booth
  • Best Paperback Original: Killing Grifts by Deborah Woodworth
  • Best Novel: Deep South by Nevada Barr
  • Best First Novel: Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
  • Best British Crime Novel: Black Dog by Stephen Booth
  • Best Paperback Original: The Kidnapping of Rosie Dawn by Eric Wright
  • Best Novel: In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
  • Best First Novel: Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  • Best British Crime Novel: A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
  • Best Paperback Original Tie:
    • Every Move She Makes by Robin Burcell
    • An Antidote for Avarice by Caroline Roe
  • Best Novel: Bloodhounds by Peter Lovesey
  • Best First Novel: Test of Wills by Charles Todd
  • Best Paperback Original: Walking Rain by Susan Wade

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