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.
2014 SHAMUS Submissions
2013 SHAMUS AWARDS
The winners are listed below, in white, followed by the other nominations in their category, and Loren d. Estleman was given The Eye, the PWA's Lifetime Achievement Award.
BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL
BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL
BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK PI NOVEL
BEST P.I. SHORT STORY
BEST INDIE P.I. NOVEL
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