Monday, June 24, 2013

Private Eyes Receive Public Praise

This morning has brought the Private Eye Writers of America’s long-awaited notice about the finalists for its 2013 Shamus Awards. The winners will be announced on Friday, September 20, during this year’s Bouchercon in Albany, New York.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
Taken, by Robert Crais (Putnam)
Hunting Rose, by Jack Fredrickson (Minotaur)
Blues in the Night, by Dick Lochte (Severn House)
The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First P.I. Novel:
Hush Money, by Chuck Greaves (Minotaur)
Murder Unscripted, by Clive Rosengren (Perfect Crime)
Black Fridays, by Michael Sears (Putnam)
Racing Sweetie the Devil, by Jaden Terrell (Permanent Press)
The Twenty-Year Death, by Ariel S. Winter (Hard Case Crime)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:
Death Warmed Over, by Kevin J. Anderson (Kensington)
And She Was, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe, by Robert Goldsborough (The Mysterious Press/Open Road)
False Negative, by Joseph Koenig (Hard Case Crime)
Pulse, by John Lutz (Kensington)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“The Sequel,” by Jeffery Deaver (The Strand Magazine, November-February 2012-2013)
“After Cana,” by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October, 2012)
“O’Nelligan and the Lost Fates,” by Michael Nethercott (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [AHMM], March 2012)
“Illegitimati Non Carborundum,” by Stephen D. Rogers (Crimespree Magazine, May/June 2012)
• “Ghost Negligence,” by John Shepphird (AHMM, July/August 2012)

Best Indie P.I. Novel:
Stranger in Town, by Cheryl Bradshaw (CreateSpace)
Enamored, by O’Neil De Noux (CreateSpace)
One-Eyed Jack, by Christopher J. Lynch (CreateSpace)
White Heat, by Paul D. Marks (Timeless Skies)
Devil May Care, by James Mullaney (James\Mullaney#Books)

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)


John said...

I'm glad to see Jaden Terrell's private eye novel has received some recognition. I had nominated it on nearly every ballot I received that had a Best First Novel category this past year. To see the PEWA honor the book makes me very happy. I reviewed the book on my blog last year. All interested parties click here.

jvdsteen said...

Yeah, she deserves it for sure.