Blog: Nominees for the 2013 Shamus Awards


The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced its nominees for the 32nd annual Shamus Awards. The Award was founded in 1981 by Robert J. Randisi to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction.

The winner will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Albany, New York, on Friday, September 20.

Hardcover PI Novel

  • Book:Robert B. Parker's Lullaby
  • Book:Taken: An Elvis Cole Novel
  • Book:Hunting Sweetie Rose
  • Book:Blues in the Night (Dick Lochte)
  • Book:The Other Woman

First PI Novel

  • Book:Hush Money (Chuck Greaves)
  • Book:Murder Unscripted
  • Book:Black Fridays: A Novel
  • Book:Racing the Devil: A Jared McKean Mystery
  • Book:The Twenty-Year Death

Paperback Original PI Novel

  • Book:Death Warmed Over: Dan Shamble, Zombie PI
  • Book:And She Was
  • Book:Archie Meets Nero Wolfe
  • Book:False Negative (Joseph Koenig)
  • Book:Pulse: A Frank Quinn Novel

Best PI Short Story

  • The Sequel” by Jeffrey Deaver in The Strand
  • After Cana” by Terence Faherty in EQMM
  • O'Nelligan and the Lost Fates” by Michael Nethercott in AHMM
  • Illegitimati Non Carborundum” by Stephen D. Rogers in Crimespree
  • Ghost Negligence” by John Shepphird in AHMM

Best Indie PI Novel

  • Stranger in Town by Cheryl Bradshaw
  • Enamorted by O'Neil De Noux
  • One-Eyed Jack by Christopher J. Lynch
  • White Heat by Paul Marks
  • Devil May Care by James Mullaney

Source: Mystery Fanfare

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