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2017 SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES

The winners of the 2017 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2016 have been announced.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a Shamus Award Banquet in Toronto in October in conjunction with Bouchercon. The award winners will be announced in the September issue of the official PWA newsletter, Reflections in a Private Eye, and the awards will be mailed to the winners. We will, however, return with as ceremony next year in St. Petersburgh, Florida, and hope to see you there.

The nominees are:

THE EYE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Jerry Kennealy

BEST PI HARDCOVER
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman
The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis
Fields Where They Lay by Timothy Hallinan
With 6 You Get Wally by Al Lamanda
The Stardom Affair by Robert S. Levinson

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL
IQ by Joe Ide
Fever City by Tim Baker
Deep Six by D. P. Lyle
The Second Girl by David Swinson
Soho Sins by Richard Vine

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan
The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin by Michael Craven
Hold Me, Babe by O'Neil De Noux
The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner   
My Bad by Manuel Ramos

BEST PI SHORT STORY
"A Battlefield Reunion" by Brendan DuBois (June 2016, AHMM)
"Keller's Fedora" by Lawrence Block (e-publication)
"Stairway From Heaven" by Ake Edwardson (Stockholm Noir)
"A Dangerous Cat" by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins (Feb/May 2016, The Strand)
"Archie On Loan" by Dave Zeltserman (Sept/Oct 2016, EQMM)

The PWA First Novel Contest

The Private Eye Writers of America Contest for Best First Private Eye Novel, which ran for almost thirty years, is currently on hiatus while we search for a new sponsor.

Past winners include Les Roberts, Michael Koryta, Gar Anthony Haywood, Janet Dawson, J.L. Abramo, Ken Kuhlken and Steve Hamilton.