Friday, September 14, 2018


Meant to post this last week, but in the Whirl that was Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, I forgot to click on my post. Congrats to all!

Shamus Award Winners: Private Eye Writers of America
For works published in 2017.
Winners were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon.

Best Private Eye Novel 
The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Also Nominated:
Dark Water by Parker Bilal
Blood Truth by Matt Coyle
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
Monument Road by Michael Wiley

Best First Private Eye Novel 
The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

Also Nominated:
Under Water by Casey Barrett
A Negro and an Ofay by Danny Gardner
Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

Best Original Private Eye Paperback
Lights Out Summer by Rich Zahradnik

Also nominated:

Play a Cold Hand by Terence Faherty
The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star by Vaseem Khan
Dames Fight Harder by M. Ruth Myers
The Painted Gun by Bradley Spinelli

Best P.I. Short Story
“Rosalie Marx is Missing,” by Robert S. Levinson, in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June

Also Nominated:
Eric Beetner, “Out of Business,” in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman
Reed Farrel Coleman, “Breakage,” in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman
Brendan Dubois, “Random,” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb
Paul D. Marks, “Windward,” in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks

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