Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The tree table this month is featuring nominees for the Barry Awards. The Barrys are an award put on by the magazine Deadly Pleasures, honoring the best in mystery writing. From their website:
In 1997, the editorial staff of Deadly Pleasures decided that since one of the magazine's stated 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 awards for excellence. Then came the dilemma of what to name the award. At the time all associated with the magazine were still reeling from the untimely death of Barry Gardner, who was arguably the best fan reviewer on the planet, so it was decided to name the award after him so as to keep his memory alive.
Not a bad way to honor someone. Here are some of Deborah's and Joyce's favorites for the Barrys:
The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Alder-Olsen
Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante
Our smaller theme table is dedicated to the arrival of the 2013 calendars!!! Yep, it's that time again! It flies, doesn't it?