Sunday, 27 May 2018

Private Eye Writers of America: 2018 Shamus Award Nominees


For works published in 2017. Winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon. (Nominees listed below in alphabetical order by author.)

Best Original Private Eye Paperback 
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
Lights Out Summer by Rich Zahradnik

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

Best P.I. Short Story
Out of Business,”by Eric Beetner in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman
 Breakage,” by Reed Farrel Coleman in Down & Out, The Magazine Vol 1/ Issue 1, edited by Rick Ollerman
Random,” by Brendan Dubois in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb
Rosalie Marx is Missing,” by Robert S. Levinson in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June
Windward,” by Paul D. Marks in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, edited by Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks

Best Private Eye Novel 
Dark Water by Parker Bilal
Blood Truth by Matt Coyle
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker
Monument Road by Michael Wiley

Congratulations to all the nominated authors.

Hat Tip Judith Bobalik

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