2013 Shamus Award Nominees

PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA SHAMUS AWARD FINALISTS 2013
for works published in 2012

The winner will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Albany, New York,
on Friday, September 20. (The lists below are in alphabetical order by author)

BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL

Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Taken by Robert Crais
Hunting Sweetie Rose by Jack Fredrickson
Blues in the Night by Dick Lochte
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL

Hush Money by Chuck Greaves
Murder Unscripted by Clive Rosengren
Black Fridays by Michael Sears
Racing the Devil by Jaden Terrell
The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter

BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK PI NOVEL

Death Warmed Over by Kevin J. Anderson
And She Was by Alison Gaylin
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
False Negative by Joseph Koenig
Pulse by John Lutz

BEST P.I. 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 Magazine
“Ghost Negligence” by John Shepphird in AHMM

BEST INDIE P.I. 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

With many thanks to judges Douglas Corleone, Jack Fredrickson, Michael Bracken, Stephen D. Rogers, Ted Fitzgerald, Dorothy Rellas, Colleen Collins, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Sweeney, Andrew S. McAleer, Paul Marks, Troy Nooe, Robert Randisi, Steve Hamilton and Jan Grape and Gay Toltl Kinman, Chair.