Barry Best Novel

 

2008 selection

What the Dead Know

Anthony Award for Best Novel 2008, Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2008, Barry Best Novel 2008

by Laura Lippman

Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who—or...


2004 selection

Every Secret Thing

Anthony Award for Best Novel 2004, Barry Best Novel 2004

by Laura Lippman

“This is a standout.”

Orlando Sentinel

 

“One of those books that publishers like to say ‘transcends the genre,’ but in this case it’s true.”

Chicago Sun-Times

Every Secret Thing is a riveting...


2002 selection

Mystic River

Anthony Award for Best Novel 2002, Barry Best Novel 2002

by Dennis Lehane

The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood....


2000 selection

In a Dry Season

Inspector Banks #10

Anthony Award for Best Novel 2000, Barry Best Novel 2000

by Peter Robinson

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson delivers an unforgettable, compelling thriller of a lost village and the deadly secrets that are unearthed upon its discovery—secrets...


1999 selection

Gone, Baby, Gone

Kenzie & Gennaro #4

Barry Best Novel 1999

by Dennis Lehane

“Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.”

Washington Post Book World

 

“Chilling, completely credible….[An] absolutely gripping story.”

Chicago Tribune

 

“Mr. Lehane delivers big time.”...