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News from
The Private Eye Writers of America


PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS VIRTUAL PANEL
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 1-2:30 PM

Three working Private Investigators will discuss what they do and how writers can get it write. The panel, Joe Koenig, Sheila Wysocki and John A. Hoda, will be moderated by Gay Toltl Kinman, President of the Private Eye Writers of America.

 Register now for this event on Sunday, September 15, 1-2:30 PST. The program is co-sponsored by PWA and MWASoCal and is brought to us by crowdcast, thanks to Travis Richardson, immediate Past President of MWASoCal. 

Go to the link and click "Save My Spot". You will get a confirmation email and link to join.  

SUBMISSIONS FOR
THE 2024 SHAMUS AWARDS
ARE NOW CLOSED

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA are now accepting submissions for the 2024 Shamus Awards for works published in 2023. The submission guidelines are posted here.  

THE 2023 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

BEST PI HARDCOVER

 The Wheel of Doll by Jonathan Ames (Mulholland Books)

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK

Dead-Bang Fall by J.R. Sanders (Level Best Books)

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

The Goldenacre by Philip Miller (Soho Crime) 

BEST  PI SHORT STORY

“Charlie’s Medicine” by Libby Cudmore 
(Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Warren Zevon/Down & Out Books)

The Private Eye Writers of America thanks this year's panel of judges: 

Michele Bazan Reed

Jack Clark

Matt Coyle

William Frank

James D.F. Hannah

BV Lawson

Andrew S. McAleer

Nora McFarland

Dennis Palumbo

SJ Rozan

Greg Stout

Stephen Zimcosky