Annal: 1991 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel

Results of the Shamus Award in the year 1991.

Book:Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

Walter Mosley

Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend’s bar, wondering how he’ll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs….

Book:Body Scissors

Body Scissors: A Tom Bethany Mystery

Jerome Doolittle

Book:Kindred Crimes

Kindred Crimes

Janet Dawson

When P.I. Jeri Howard takes on a missing-persons case, she’s not the only person confused. The vanished woman’s husband doesn’t even know his wife’s real name. But as Jeri digs deeper, she reveals long-buried secrets, old public scandals, and the real possibility that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing…

Book:The Stone Veil

The Stone Veil

Ronald Tierney

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