2015 Shamus Award Finalists

pwaThe Private Eye Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Shamus Awards.

BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL
THE HOLLOW GIRL by Reed Farrel Coleman
THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith
TOYKO KILL by Barry Lancet
HOUNDED by David Rosenfelt
PETER PAN MUST DIE by John Verdon

BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
BAD COUNTRY by C.B. McKenzie
LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS by Sam Wiebe
WINK OF AN EYE by Lynn Chandler Willis
CITY OF BRICK AND SHADOW by Tim Wirkus

BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK P.I. NOVEL
THE DETECTIVE AND THE PIPE GIRL by Michael Craven
BEAUTY WITH A BOMB by M.C.Grant
CRITICAL DAMAGE by Robert K. Lewis
STREET JUSTICE by Kris Nelscott
MOONLIGHT WEEPS by Vincent Zandri

BEST P.I. SHORT STORY
“Clear Recent History” by  Gon Ben Ari in Tel Aviv Noir
“The Ehrengraf Fandango ” by Lawrence Block  in  Defender of the Innocent
“Fear Is The Best Keeper of Secrets ” by Vali Khalili in Tehran Noir
“Mei Kwei, I Love You” by Suchen Christine Lim in Singapore Noir
“Busting Red Heads” by Richard Helms  in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

BEST INDIE P.I. NOVEL
THE SHADOW BROKER by Trace Conger
NOBODY’S CHILD by Libby Fischer Hellmann
PLAYED TO DEATH by BV Lawson
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT by Steve Liskow
GET BUSY DYING by Ben Rehder

The winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 9, 2015.

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