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THE 2019 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

The winners of the 2019 Shamus Awards, for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2018, have just been released. The awards were presented at the Bouchercon in Dallas in 2019.

The winners (highlighted) are:

BEST PI HARDCOVER

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur Books)
Wrong Light
 by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
The Widows of Malabar Hill
 by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
Baby's First Felony 
by John Straley (Soho Crime)
Cut You Down
 by Sam Wiebe (Quercus)

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco (MCD Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
Broken Places by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould (Dutton)
What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne (Hogarth)

BEST PI PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone (Redhook Books)
She Talks to Angels
by James D. F. Hannah (Hannah)
No Quarter by John Jantunen (ECW Press)
Shark Bait by Paul Kemprecos (Suspense Publishing)
Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg (Down & Out Books)

BEST PI SHORT STORY

"Chin Yong-Yun Helps a Fooll" by S.J. Rozan (EQMM)
"Fear of the Secular"
by Mitch Alderman (AHMM )
"Three-Star Sushi" by Barry Lancet (Down & Out Magazine)
"The Big Creep" by Elizabeth McKenzie (Santa Cruz Noir)
"Game" by Twist Phelan (EQMM)


PWA EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCED

The 2018-19 executive of the Private Eye Writers of America has been announced. Joe Abramo will be accepting the duties of President, while Michael Sears will be serving as Vice-President.

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.

For a full list, click here.