The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) is proud to announce the nominees for the 31st annual Shamus Awards, given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. The awards will be presented at the PWA banquet, to be held Friday evening October 5, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio, during the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.
2012 Shamus Awards Nominees BEST HARDCOVER PI NOVEL
Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins / Tom Doherty 1222 by Anne Holt / Scribner When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley / Riverhead Books A Bad Night's Sleep by Michael Wiley / Minotaur The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard Yancey / Minotaur
BEST FIRST PI NOVEL
The Plot Against Hip Hop by Nelson George / Akashic
Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran / Houghton Mifflin 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
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL PI 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 Books
Fun & Games by Duane Swiercyzinski / Mulholland
BEST PI SHORT STORY "A Bullet From Yesterday" by Terence Faherty in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Jan.) "Mr. Monk & The Sunday Paper" by Lee Goldberg in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July) "Who I Am" by Michael Z. Lewin in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Dec.) "Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West" by Michael West in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Sept. / Oct.) "Dancer in a Storm" by L. A. Wilson in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Jan. / Feb.)
PWA was founded in 1981 by Robert J. Randisi to recognize the private eye genre and its writers.