Deadly Pleasures Magazine revealed the Nominations for their Barry Awards yesterday. Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies at the Minneapolis Bouchercon on September 8, 2022.
Best Mystery/Crime Novel
THE DARK HOURS, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
RAZORBLADE TEARS, S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
LAST REDEMPTION, Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
CLARK AND DIVISION, Naomi Hirahara (Soho Crime)
BILLY SUMMERS, Stephen King (Scribner)
WE BEGIN AT THE END, Chris Whitaker (Henry Holt)
Best First Mystery/Crime Novel
WHO IS MAUDE DIXON?, Alexandra Andrews (Little, Brown)
GIRL A, Abigail Dean (Viking)
DOWN RANGE, Taylor Moore (William Morrow)
FALLING, T. J. Newman (Simon & Schuster)
SLEEPING BEAR, Connor Sullivan (Emily Bestler/Atria)
STEEL FEAR, Brandon Webb & John David Mann (Bantam)
Best Paperback Original
THE HUNTED, Gabriel Bergmoser (HarperCollins)
ARSENIC AND ADOBO, Mia P. Manansala (Berkley)
BLACK CORAL, Andrew Mayne (Thomas & Mercer)
THE GOOD TURN, Dervla McTiernan (Blackstone)
SEARCH FOR HER, Rick Mofina (MIRA)
BOUND, Vanda Symon (Orenda Books)
THE DEVIL’S HAND, Jack Carr (Emily Bestler/Atria)
THE NAMELESS ONES, John Connolly (Emily Bestler/Atria)
DEAD BY DAWN, Paul Doiron (Minotaur)
RELENTLESS, Mark Greaney (Berkley)
SLOUGH HOUSE, Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
FIVE DECEMBERS, James Kestrel (HardCase Crime)
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I'm wondering if other authors are suffering because of supply chain issues. The hardback edition of DEATH IN CORNWALL is held up for US distribution despite everyone's best efforts to bring it out.
Amazon is currently selling not the hardback but the LARGE PRINT version of my DiC, which won't be out until August anyway. Please do NOT order this by mistake. I am told the regular hardback version will be available in early February. I'll believe that when I see it.
Thanks as always to those of you still waiting patiently for this book. The eBook is readily available but I realize not everyone is into downloading.
DEATH IN CORNWALL, the 4th DCI St Just traditional mystery, will be available in audio from Dreamscape on January 18.
Thanks to all you lovely people who pre-ordered the book, Amazon is temporarily out of stock with DEATH IN CORNWALL after only two days. Those of you who are waiting patiently for your copy to arrive from an outside vendor, thank you. Everyone else, I'd advise you to wait until the Amazon warehouse is full again. I'll post a notice here when I know that has happened.
Meanwhile, there's always the eBook version, but I know people sometimes want the hardback and ONLY the hardback.
Everything is being blamed on the supply chain these days and I suppose this is a related issue. My apologies, so much in this industry I can't control, I can only keep writing the books and hope for the best.
Interview at the Cozy Corner podcast with Dr. Alexia Gordon about DCI St. Just and Max Tudor:
DCI St. Just is being interviewed today at the award-winning Dru's Book Musing blog to help me celebrate the official US launch of DEATH IN CORNWALL. It's actually been in US shops for awhile and in the UK since October. https://drusbookmusing.com/2022/01/03/arthur-st-just/
.Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries, Max Tudor mysteries, standalone suspense novel WEYCOMBE, Augusta Hawke mysteries, and dozens of short stories. Books offered in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio.