Wednesday, June 5, 2019


PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES 2019 for works published in 2018. (The lists below are in alphabetical order by author.) The winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon. 

Best Original Private Eye Paperback 

She Talks to Angels by James D. F. Hannah (Hannah)                                                                        
No Quarter by John Jantunen (ECW Press)                                                                              
Shark Bait by Paul Kemprecos (Suspense Publishing)                                                             
Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg (Down & Out Books)                                                             
The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone (Redhook Books)

Best First Private Eye Novel

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco (MCD Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Broken Places by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould (Dutton)
What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth)

Best Private Eye Short Story 

"Fear of the Secular," by Mitch Alderman, AHMM
"Three-Star Sushi," by Barry Lancet, Down & Out
“The Big Creep,” by Elizabeth McKenzie, Santa Cruz Noir
"Game," by Twist Phelan, EQMM
"Chin Yong-Yun Helps a Fool," by S.J. Rozan, EQMM

 Best Private Eye Novel 

Wrong Light by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur Books)
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho C rime)
Baby’s First Felony by John Straley (Soho Crime)
Cut You Down by Sam Wiebe (Quercus)

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