The Shamus Awards
The Shamus Award was first presented in1982 for work published in 1981. Bill Pronzini was the first winner in the Best Novel Category. In 1982 the awards were given for Best Novel and Best Paperback Novel. The Short Story award was added in 1983. In 1985 the Best First Novel category was added, and this year, the first Shamus for Best Indie P.I. Novel will be presented.
2016 SHAMUS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The winners ofthe 2016 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2015 can be found here.
Information regarding submitting your novel or short story for consideration can be found here. Further questions regarding eligibilty should be addressed to the Shamus Awards Commitee Chair, Gay Toltl Kinman.
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