Thursday, June 2, 2022

SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES 2022: Private Eye Writers of America

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the Shamus Award Nominees 2022. Congratulations to all!

Best P.I. Hardcover:
Runner, by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
Last Redemption, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
Pay or Play, by Howard Michael Gould (Severn House)
Family Business, by S.J. Rozan (Pegasus)
Head Case, by Michael Wiley (Severn House)

Best Original P.I. Paperback:
Every City Is Every Other City, by John McFetridge (ECW Press)
The Burden of Innocence, by John Nardizzi (Weathertop Media)
Angels in the Wind, by Manuel Ramos (Arte Público Press)
Frog in a Bucket, by Clive Rosengren (Coffeetown Press)
An Empty Grave, by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Swallow Press)

Best First P.I. Novel:
Porno Valley, by Phillip Elliot (Into the Void)
Dead Man’s Eyes, by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best)
Suburban Dicks, by Fabian Nicieza (Putnam)
The Arrangement, by M. Ravenel (Chikara Press)
Lost Little Girl, by Gregory Stout (Level Best)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“Disposable Women,” by Michael Bracken (Tough)
“Sixteen Lies,” by Matt Goldman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], September/October)
“Sweeps Week,” by Richard Helms (EQMM, July/August)
“Oro de Tontos (Fool’s Gold),” by Tom Larsen (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, November/December)
“The Hidden Places,” by Linda Stansberry (EQMM, May/June)

Winners will be announced in August.



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