In 1997, the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine decided that, since one of their magazine’s goals was to search out and report on the best works being published in the field of crime fiction each year, it would be a natural fit to present an award for excellence. They named the award for one of their reviewers, Barry Gardner, who passed away in 1996. The awards nominees are chosen by the nominating committee. The readers and subscribers vote for the winners.
Best Mystery/Crime Novel
Razorblade Tears, S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
Best First Mystery/Crime Novel
Sleeping Bear, Connor Sullivan (Emily Bestler/Atria)
Best Paperback Original
The Good Turn, Dervla McTiernan (Blackstone)
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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners.