2016 Shamus Award Winners

Last night, in New Orleans, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2016 Shamus Awards.

Best Original Private Eye Paperback
CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books

Other finalists
THE LONG COLD by O’Neil De Noux. Big Kiss Productions
SPLIT TO SPLINTERS by Max Everhart. Camel Press
THE MAN IN THE WINDOW by Dana King. Independent
RED DESERT, Clive Rosengren by Moonshine Cove Publishing

Best First Private Eye Novel
THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press

Other finalists
THE RED STORM by Grant Bywaters. St. Martins/Minotaur
NIGHT TREMORS by Matt Coyle. Oceanview Publishing
TROUBLE IN ROOSTER PARADISE by T.W. Emory. Coffeetown Press
DEPTH by Lev Ac Rosen. Regan Arts


Best Private Eye Short Story
“The Dead Client” by Parnell Hall in Dark City Lights: New York Stories (edited by Lawrence Block)

Other finalists
“The Runaway Girl from Portland, Oregon” by C.B. Forrest in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, October 2015
“The Sleep of Death” by David Edgerley Gates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, December 2015
“The Dead Detective” by Robert S. Levinson in Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea (edited by Andrew McAleer & Paul D. Marks)
“The Continental Opposite” by Evan Lewis in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May 2015

Best Private Eye Novel
BRUTALITY by Ingrid Thoft. G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Other finalists
THE PROMISE by Robert Crais. G.P. Putnam’s Sons
DANCE OF THE BONES by J.A. Jance. William Morris
GUMSHOE by Robert Leininger. Oceanview Publishing
BRUSH BACK by Sara Paretsky. G.P. Putnam’s Sons