Barry Best Novel

 

2012 selection

The Keeper of Lost Causes

Department Q #1

Barry Best Novel 2012

by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The first book in New York Times bestsellerJussi Adler-Olsen's electrifying Department Q series.

The #1 international bestseller from Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One-perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson's...


2011 selection

The Lock Artist

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2011, Barry Best Novel 2011, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011

by Steve Hamilton

"I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me.But you can call me Mike."  Marked by tragedy, traumatized...


2010 selection

The Last Child

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best novel 2010, Barry Best Novel 2010, CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009

by John Hart

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel

Heralded by the Washington Post as a a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies, John Hart’s The Last Child is his most significant...


2009 selection

The Draining Lake

Inspector Erlendur #6

Barry Best Novel 2009

by Arnaldur Indridason

An international sensation, published in over twenty five countries around the world, Arnaldur Indridason attained instant fame in the English-speaking mystery world after winning the Gold Dagger Award for Silence...


2008 selection

What the Dead Know

Anthony 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...


2007 selection

The Night Gardener

Barry Best Novel 2007

by George Pelecanos

Gus Ramone is "good police," a former Internal Affairs investigator now working homicide for the city's Violent Crime branch. His new case involves the death of a local teenager named Asa whose body has been...


2006 selection

Red Leaves

Barry Best Novel 2006

by Thomas H. Cook

Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano,...


2005 selection

The Enemy: A Jack Reacher Novel

Jack Reacher #8

Barry Best Novel 2005

by Lee Child

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s...


2004 selection

Every Secret Thing

Anthony Best Novel 2004, Barry Best Novel 2004

by Laura Lippman

Two little girls banished from a neighborhood birthday party take a wrong turn down an unfamiliar Baltimore street—and encounter an abandoned stroller with an infant inside. What happens next is shocking and...


2003 selection

City of Bones

Harry Bosch #8

Anthony Best Novel 2003, Barry Best Novel 2003

by Michael Connelly

On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood...


2002 selection

Mystic River

Anthony Best Novel 2002, Barry Best Novel 2002

by Dennis Lehane

"There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected."

When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled tip to their...


2001 selection

Deep South

Anna Pigeon #8

Barry Best Novel 2001

by Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr's ever-popular Anna Pigeon series is consistently praised as "exceptional" (Denver Post), "stunning" (Seattle Times), and "superb" (New York Times Book Review). In Deep South, Park Ranger Anna Pigeon...


2000 selection

In a Dry Season

Inspector Banks #10

Anthony Best Novel 2000, Barry Best Novel 2000

by Peter Robinson

In the blistering, dry summer, the waters of Thornfield Reservior have been depleted, revealing the ruins of the small Yorkshire village that lay at its bottom, bringing with it the unidentified bones of a brutally...


1999 selection

Gone, Baby, Gone

Kenzie & Gennaro #4

Barry Best Novel 1999

by Dennis Lehane

The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. A territory defined by hard heads and even harder luck, its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams....


1997 selection

Bloodhounds: A Peter Diamond Investigation

Peter Diamond #4

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 1997, Barry Best Novel 1997

by Peter Lovesey

A rare stamp and a corpse are discovered in Bath within hours of each other. As he investigates, Inspector Peter Diamond discovers that both the person who found the stamp and the victim belong to the Bloodhounds,...