Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eyes on the Eyes

I was just heading out the door for some much-needed afternoon exercise in the Seattle sunshine, when I noticed that Mystery Fanfare has posted the 2017 Shamus Award nominees. The Private Eye Writers of America will announce the winners during this coming fall’s Bouchercon in Toronto, Ontario.

Best Private Eye Novel:
Where It Hurts, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam)
The Graveyard of the Hesperides, by Lindsey Davis (Minotaur)
Fields Where They Lay, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
With 6 You Get Wally, by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage)
The Stardom Affair, by Robert S. Levinson (Five Star)

Best Original Private Eye Paperback:
The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin, by Michael Craven (HarperCollins)
Hold Me, Babe, by O’Neil De Noux (Big Kiss)
The Knife Slipped, by Erle Stanley Gardner (Hard Case Crime)
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, by Vaseem Khan (Red Hook)
My Bad, by Manuel Ramos (Arte Publico Press)

Best First Private Eye Novel:
Fever City, by Tim Baker (Europa Editions)
IQ, by Joe Ide (Little, Brown)
Deep Six, by D.P. Lyle (Oceanview)
The Second Girl, by David Swinson (Little, Brown)
Soho Sins, by Richard Vine (Hard Case Crime)

Best Private Eye Short Story:
“Keller’s Fedora,” by Lawrence Block (LB Productions e-book)
“A Battlefield Reunion,” by Brendan DuBois (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2016)
“Stairway from Heaven,” by Ake Edwardson (from Stockholm Noir, edited by Nathan Larson and Carl-Michael Edenborg; Akashic)
“A Dangerous Cat,” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2016)
“Archie on Loan,” by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September-October 2016)

Congratulations to all of the nominees (and that includes the very late Mr. Gardner, aka A.A. Fair)!

READ MORE:A Look at the 2017 Shamus Award Nominees
(Mystery Tribune).

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