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2017 SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES

The nominees for the 2017 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2016.

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 newsletter, 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:

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

BEST ORIGINAL PRIVATE EYE PAPERBACK
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
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan   
My Bad by Manuel Ramos

BEST PRIVATE EYE SHORT STORY
"Keller's Fedora" by Lawrence Block (e-publication)
"A Battlefield Reunion" by Brendan DuBois (June 2016, AHMM)
"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.