Barry Best British Novel

 

2012 selection

Dead Man's Grip

Roy Grace #7

Barry Best British Novel 2012

by Peter James

Carly Chase is still traumatized ten days after being in a fatal traffic accident that kills a teenage American student from Brighton University. Then she receives news that turns her entire world into a living...


2011 selection

The Woodcutter

Barry Best British Novel 2011

by Reginald Hill

Wolf Hadda’s life has been a fairy tale. From his humble origins as a Cumbrian woodcutter’s son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the woman of his dreams.

A knock...


2010 selection

If the Dead Rise Not: A Bernie Gunther Novel

Bernie Gunther #6

Barry Best British Novel 2010

by Philip Kerr

"Every time we're afraid we've seen the last of Bernie Gunther, Philip Kerr comes through." -The New York Times Book Review

Hailed as "one of the greatest series of crime novels in the world" (El Pais, Spain),...


2009 selection

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Millennium #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 2009, Barry Best British Novel 2009

by Stieg Larsson

An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly...


2008 selection

Damnation Falls

Barry Best British Novel 2008

by Edward Wright

Randall Wilkes, his big-city journalism career in ruins, has returned after twenty years to Pilgrim’s Rest, the Tennessee hill town where he grew up. He has taken on a lucrative but low-prestige writing job...


2007 selection

Priest

Jack Taylor #5

Barry Best British Novel 2007

by Ken Bruen

Ireland, awash with cash and greed, no longer turns to the Church for solace or comfort.  But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway confessional horrifies even the most jaded citizen.

 

Jack Taylor, devastated...


2006 selection

Field of Blood: A Novel

Paddy Meehan #1

Barry Best British Novel 2006

by Denise Mina

A sensational murder provides the young journalist Paddy Meehan with her big professional break when she realizes that she has a personal connection to one of the suspects.Launching her own investigation, Paddy...


2004 selection

The Distant Echo

Barry Best British Novel 2004

by Val McDermid

Bestselling, award-winning author Val McDermid delivers her most stunning story yet in The Distant Echo---an intricate, thought-provoking tale of murder and revenge Four in the morning, mid-December, and snow...


2003 selection

The White Road: A Thriller

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #4

Barry Best British Novel 2003

by John Connolly

John Connolly thrilled readers with his bestselling novels, Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and The Killing Kind. Now he delivers spellbinding suspense as Charlie Parker races to unravel a brutal crime committed...


2000 selection

A Place of Execution

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2001, Barry Best British Novel 2000

by Val McDermid

Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezlng day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old...