Blog: Nominees for the 2012 Shamus Awards


The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced its nominees for the 31st annual Shamus Awards. The Award was founded in 1981 by Robert J. Randisi to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction.

The awards will be presented during the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention at the PWA banquet on October 5.

Hardcover PI Novel

  • Book:Bye Bye, Baby
  • Book:1222: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
  • Book:When the Thrill is Gone
  • Book:A Bad Night's Sleep
  • Book:The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line

First PI Novel

  • Book:The Plot Against Hip Hop
  • Book:Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead
  • Book:The Ocean Forest
  • Book:Shortcut Man
  • Book:The Stranger You Seek

Paperback Original PI Novel

  • Book:Quarry's Ex
  • Book:Threat Warning
  • Book:Serial: A Frank Quinn Novel
  • Book:Long Pig
  • Book:Fun & Games: A Charlie Hardie Thriller

Best PI Short Story

  • A Bullet From Yesterday” by Terence Faherty in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Jan.)
  • Mr. Monk & The Sunday Paper” by Lee Goldberg in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (July)
  • Who I Am” by Michael Z. Lewin in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Dec.)
  • Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West” by Michael West in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Sept. / Oct.)
  • Dancer in a Storm” by L. A. Wilson in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine (Jan. / Feb.)

Source: Mystery Fanfare

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