2013 Shamus Award winners

A short while ago, The Private Eye Writers of America presented the 2013 Shamus Awards at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Albany, New York,

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
TAKEN, by Robert Crais (Putnam)

Other nominees:
ROBERT B. PARKER’S LULLABY, by Ace Atkins (Putnam)
HUNTING ROSE, by Jack Fredrickson (Minotaur)
BLUES IN THE NIGHT, by Dick Lochte (Severn House)
THE OTHER WOMAN, by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)

Best First P.I. Novel
BLACK FRIDAYS, by Michael Sears (Putnam)

Other nominees:
HUSH MONEY, by Chuck Greaves (Minotaur)
MURDER UNSCRIPTED, by Clive Rosengren (Perfect Crime)
RACING SWEETIE THE DEVIL, by Jaden Terrell (Permanent Press)
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH, by Ariel S. Winter (Hard Case Crime)

Alison Gaylin proudly displays her Shamus award (Picture from Erin Mitchell)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:
AND SHE WAS, by Alison Gaylin (Harper)

Other nominees:
DEATH WARMED OVER, by Kevin J. Anderson (Kensington)
ARCHIE MEETS NERO WOLFE, by Robert Goldsborough (The Mysterious Press/Open Road);FALSE NEGATIVE, by Joseph Koenig (Hard Case Crime)
PULSE, by John Lutz (Kensington)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“Ghost Negligence,” by John Shepphird (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine [AHMM], July/August 2012)

Other nominees:
“The Sequel,” by Jeffery Deaver (The Strand Magazine, November-February 2012-2013)
“After Cana,” by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October, 2012)
“O’Nelligan and the Lost Fates,” by Michael Nethercott (AHMM, March 2012) “Illegitimati Non Carborundum,” by Stephen D. Rogers (Crimespree Magazine, May/June 2012)

Best Indie P.I. Novel:

WHITE HEAT, by Paul D. Marks

Other nominees:
STRANGER IN TOWN, by Cheryl Bradshaw
ENAMORED, by O’Neil De Noux
ONE-EYED JACK, by Christopher J. Lynch
DEVIL MAY CARE, by James Mullaney

Lifetime Achievement Award: Loren D. Estleman