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THE 2021 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

The winners of the 2021 Shamus Awards, for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2020, have just been announced by Gay Toltl Kinman, Chairperson for the Shamus Awards.

 

BEST PI HARDCOVER

 Blind Vigil by Matt Coyle 

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK

Brittle Karma by Richard Helms

BEST PI SHORT STORY

 “Mustang Sally” by John M. Floyd in Black Cat Mystery Magazine

BEST FIRST  PI NOVEL 

The Missing American by Kwei Quartey

THE EYE

 Michael Z. Lewin

 

Gay would like to thank the judges: Colleen Collins, O’Neil DeNoux, Dennis Palumbo, April Kelly, Chad Williams, Clive E. Rosengren, Mary Keliikoa, David Thompson, Matt Coyle, Andrew McAleer, Ron Katz an  Kevin Burton Smith.