Monday, June 4, 2012

SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES

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.

5 comments:

Writer Lady said...

Thanks for the list. I'm sharing it.

Amanda Kyle Williams said...

Fantastic! So thrilled!

Nora McFarland said...

Way to go Amanda! A much deserved honor!

Michael Haskins said...

Correction for the best short story, writer of Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West is Michael Haskins.

Troy D. Nooe said...

Thanks for posting. Its very cool to see my little book listed with the big boys. It's a pretty big deal for The Ocean Forest