Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 Shamus Award finalists

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the finalists for its 2014 Shamus Awards. Winners will be named during a banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on Friday, 14 November 2014.

Best Hardcover PI Novel:
• Little Elvises, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
• The Mojito Coast, by Richard Helms (Five Star)
• W Is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam)
• The Good Cop, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
• Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)

Best First PI Novel:
• A Good Death, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur)
• Montana, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press)
• Blood Orange, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur)
• Bear Is Broken, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)
• Loyalty, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam)

Best Original Paperback PI Novel:
• Seduction of the Innocent, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
• Into the Dark, by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins)
• Purgatory Key, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
• Heart of Ice, by P.J. Parrish (Pocket)
• The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie, by Robert J. Randisi (Perfect Crime)

Best PI Short Story:
• “So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2013)
• “The Ace I,” by Jack Fredrickson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], June 2013)
• “What We Do,” by Mick Herron (EQMM, September-October 2013)
• “Extra Fries,” by Michael Z. Lewin (EQMM, May 2013)
• “The Lethal Leeteg,” by Hayford Peirce (EQMM, August 2013)

Best Indie PI Novel:
• Murder Take Three, by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons (Flight Risk)
• A Small Sacrifice, by Dana King (Amazon Digital)
• No Pat Hands, by J.J. Lamb (Two Black Sheep)
• State vs. Lassiter, by Paul Levine (CreateSpace)
• Don’t Dare a Dame, by M. Ruth Myers (Tuesday House)

Hat tip to J Kingston Pierce at The Rap Sheet

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