Annal: 1992 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel

Results of the Shamus Award in the year 1992.

Book:Stolen Away

Stolen Away: A Nathan Heller Novel

Max Allan Collins

In this brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Detective Nathan Heller tackles his most notorious case-the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby….

Book:A Dance at the Slaughterhouse

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Mystery

Lawrence Block

In Matt Scudder’s mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder’s hard drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudder on a frightening grand tour of New York’s sex-for-sale underworld — where an innocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted … and then destroyed.

Book:Fistful of Empty

Fistful of Empty: A Leo Haggerty Mystery

Benjamin Schutz

Book:Second Chance

Second Chance: A Harry Stoner Novel

Jonathan Valin

Book:Where Echoes Live

Where Echoes Live: A Sharon McCone Mystery

Marcia Muller

Private eye Sharon McCone’s twelfth mystery now in paperback. Responding to a former colleague’s request for help, Sharon McCone travels to the high-desert town of Tufa Lake, California, to track down a commercial mining operation that could seriously damage the ecosystem…and a killer bent on even deadlier destruction.

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