Monday, June 04, 2012

And Now for the Shamuses

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced its nominees for the 2012 Shamus Awards in four categories. They are:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
Bye Bye, Baby, by Max Allan Collins (Forge)
1222, by Anne Holt (Scribner)
When the Thrill Is Gone, by Walter Mosley (Riverhead)
A Bad Night’s Sleep, by Michael Wiley (Minotaur)
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line, by Richard
Yancey (Minotaur)

Best First P.I. Novel:
The Plot Against Hip Hop, by Nelson George (Akashic)
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, by Sara Gran (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Ocean Forest, by Troy D. Nooe (Ingalls)
The Shortcut Man, by P.G. Sturges (Scribner)
The Stranger You Seek, by Amanda Kyle Williams (Bantam Press)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
Quarry’s Ex, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
Threat Warning, by John Gilstrap (Kensington)
Serial, by John Lutz (Kensington)
Long Pig, by James L. Ross (Perfect Crime)
Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“A Bullet from Yesterday,” by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine
, January 2011)
“Mr. Monk & the Sunday Paper,” by Lee Goldberg (EQMM, July 2011)
“Who I Am,” by Michael Z. Lewin (EQMM, December 2011)
“Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West,” by Michael West (EQMM, September/October 2011)
“Dancer in a Storm,” by L. A. Wilson (Alfred Hitchcock
Mystery Magazine
, January/February 2011)

The winners will be announced and awards presented during the PWA Banquet, to be held on Friday, October 5, during Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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