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2016 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERs

The winners for the 2016 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2015 were announced September 16 at the 2016 Bouchercon in New Orleans.

The winner are listed below, in bold, with the other finalists in each category following:

BEST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL
Brutality by Ingrid Thofts
The Promise by Robert Crais
Dance of the Bones by J.A. Jance
Gumshoe by Robert Leininge
Brush Back by Sara Paretsky

BEST FIRST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL
The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin
The Red Storm by Grant Bywaters
Night Tremors by Matt Coyle
Trouble in Rooster Paradise by T.W. Emory
Depth by Lev Ac Rosen

BEST ORIGINAL PRIVATE EYE PAPERBACK
Circling the Runway by J.L. Abramo
The Long Cold by O'Neil De Noux
Split to Splinters by Max Everhart
The Man in the Window by Dana King
Red Desert by Clive Rosengren

BEST PRIVATE EYE SHORT STORY
"The Dead Client" by Parnell Hall (Dark City Lights: New York Stories)
"The Runaway Girl from Portland, Oregon" by C.B. Forrest (October 2015, AHMM)
"The Sleep of Death" by David Edgerley Gate (December 2016, AHMM)
"The Dead Detective" by Robert S. Levinson (Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea)
"The Continental Opposite" by Evan Lewis(May 2015, AHMM)

THE EYE
(For Lifetimer Achievement)

S.J. Rozan

The awards will be presented in the fall of 2016 at Bouchercon in New Orleans.

2016 SHAMUS AWARDS BANQUET DETAILS ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards Banquet will be held
September 16, 2016, from 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, at the Pere Marquette Hotel in
New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is completely sold out.

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.

2015 SHAMUS AWARDS

The winners of the 2015 PWA's Shamus Awards, for works published in 2014, were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 9, 2015.

You can find the final list of winners here.

2014 SHAMUS AWARDS AT LONG BEACH

2014 Shamus Dinner

The Shamus Awards Banquet
were held on Friday, November 14, 2014, in Long Beach, California, and a rollicking good time was had by all (and Al, who stewpped in to replace perrenial host Bob Randisi, who was unable to attend).

The Hammer Award for Best P.I. series character went to Kinsey Millhone. Ms. Millhone was unable to attend, so Sue Grafton accepted on her behalf.