Friday, June 28, 2024

Public Recognition for Private Snoops

The Private Eye Writers of America has released its lists of nominees for the 2024 Shamus Awards, in three categories:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
Hard Rain, by Samantha Jayne Allen (‎Minotaur)
Go Find Daddy, by Steve Goble (Oceanview)
The Mistress of Bhatia House, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
The Bell in the Fog, by Lev AC Rosen (Forge)
Heart of the Nile, by Will Thomas (Minotaur)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:
Drums, Guns ’n’ Money, by Jonathan J. Brown (Down & Out)
Gillespie Field Groove, by Corey Lynn Fayman (Konstellation Press)
The Truth We Hide, by Liz Milliron (Level Best)
Bring the Night, by J.R. Sanders (Level Best)
Liar’s Dice, by Gabriel Valjan (Level Best)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“Errand for a Neighbor” by Bill Bassman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], January/February 2023)
“Beyond Belief” by Libby Cudmore (Tough, May 2023)
“The Soiled Dove of Shallow Hollow” by Sean McCluskey
(EQMM, January/February 2023)
“Imperfect Data” by Bob Tippee (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, January/February 2023)
“Making the Bad Guys Nervous” by Joseph S. Walker
(Black Cat Weekly, #102)

If history provides a precedent, then the winners of this year’s Shamuses will be announced during Bouchercon, to be held this year in Nashville, Tennessee (August 31-September 1).

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

1 comment:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Of all these, the only one I have read is GO FIND DADDY by Steve Goble. Very good book and a very good series.