Saturday 17 October 2009

Shamus Awards

More awards have been given out. This time it was the turn of the Shamus Awards. My thanks go to the Rapsheet for the information.

The Awards which are sponsored by the Private Eye Writer's of America were given out at the Shamus Awards banquet which was held at Indianapolis' Slippery Noodle Bar. The winners were as follows:-
The Eye (Lifetime Achievement) Award to Robert J. Randisi, author and founder of the PWA
Best Hardcover: Empty Ever After (Bleak House Books), by Reed Farrel Coleman
Best First P.I. Novel: In the Heat, (St. Martin’s Minotaur) by Ian Vasquez
Best Paperback Original: Snow Blind, (Medallion) by Lori Armstrong
Best Short Story:Family Values,” (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [AHMM], June 2008) by Mitch Alderman
Hammer Award for best Character - Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder
Winner of the 2009 PWA/St Martin's Best First Private Eye Novel Contest- Michael Ayoob's Shot's on Goal

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