2014 Shamus Award winners

Last night, at Boucheron, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2014 Shamus awards


Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
THE GOOD COP, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Other nominees
LITTLE ELVISES, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
THE MOJITO COAST, by Richard Helms (Five Star)
W IS FOR WASTED, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam)
NEMESIS, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)

Best First P.I. Novel:
BEAR IS BROKEN, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)

Other nominees
A GOOD DEATH, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur)
MONTANA, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press)
BLOOD ORANGE, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur)
LOYALTY, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:
HEART OF ICE, by P.J. Parrish (Pocket)

Other nominees
SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
INTO THE DARK, by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins)
PURGATORY KEY, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
THE HONKY TONK BIG HOSS BOOGIE, by Robert J. Randisi (Perfect Crime)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (The Strand Magazine, February-May 2013)

Other nominees
“The Ace I,” by Jack Fredrickson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], June 2013)
“What We Do,” by Mick Herron (EQMM, September-October 2013)
“Extra Fries,” by Michael Z. Lewin (EQMM, May 2013)
“The Lethal Leeteg,” by Hayford Peirce (EQMM, August 2013)

Best Indie P.I. Novel:
DON’T DARE A DAME, by M. Ruth Myers (Tuesday House)

Other nomiees
MURDER TAKE THREE, by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons (Flight Risk)
A SMALL SACRIFICE, by Dana King (Amazon Digital)
NO PAT HANDS, by J.J. Lamb (Two Black Sheep)
STATE VS. LASSITER, by Paul Levine (CreateSpace)

Sue Grafton was awarded the Shamus for Lifetime Achievement 

St Martins / PWA award to Grant Bywaters  for The Red Storm