Nominees for the 2012 Shamus Awards

Janet Rudolph has reported that The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced its nominees for the 2012 Shamus Awards.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
BYE BYE, BABY by Max Allan Collins (Forge)
1222 by Anne Holt (Scribner)
WHEN THE THRILL IS GONE by Walter Mosley (Riverhead)
A BAD NIGHT’S SLEEP by Michael Wiley (Minotaur)
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE CROSSES THE LINE by Richard
Yancey (Minotaur)

Best First P.I. Novel:
THE PLOT AGAINST HIP HOP by Nelson George (Akashic)
CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE CITY OF THE DEAD by Sara Gran (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
THE OCEAN FOREST by Troy D. Nooe (Ingalls)
THE SHORTCUT MAN by P.G. Sturges (Scribner)
THE STRANGER YOU SEEK by Amanda Kyle Williams (Bantam Press)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
QUARRY’S EX by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)
THREAT WARNING by John Gilstrap (Kensington)
SERIAL by John Lutz (Kensington)
LONG PIG by James L. Ross (Perfect Crime)
FUN & GAMES by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“A Bullet from Yesterday” by Terence Faherty (Ellery Queen
Mystery Magazine)
“Mr. Monk & the Sunday Paper” by Lee Goldberg (EQMM)
“Who I Am” by Michael Z. Lewin (EQMM)
“Vampire Slayer Murdered in Key West” by Michael West (EQMM)
“Dancer in a Storm” by L. A. Wilson (Alfred Hitchcock
Mystery Magazine)

The winners will be announced and awards presented, on October 5th, at the PWA banquet during Bouchercon in Cleveland, Ohio.