Shamus Award Nominees

Private Eye Writers of America just announced the nominees for the 2019 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2018. The winners will be announced at the PWA banquet at Bouchercon in October. Check the Web Store if you’re looking for these titles.

Congratulations to all of the nominees.

Best First Private Eye Novel

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Carrasco 

Broken Places by Tracy Clark

Last Looks by Howard Michael Gould

What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix

Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne

Best Private Eye Short Story 

“Fear of the Secular,” by Mitch Alderman, AHMM

“Three-Star Sushi,” by Barry Lancet, Down & Out

“The Big Creep,” by Elizabeth McKenzie, Santa Cruz Noir

“Game,” by Twist Phelan, EQMM

“Chin Yong-Yun Helps a Fool,” by S.J. Rozan, EQMM

 Best Private Eye Novel 

Wrong Light by Matt Coyle

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Baby’s First Felony by John Straley

Cut You Down by Sam Wiebe

Best Original Private Eye Paperback

She Talks to Angels by James D.F. Hannah

No Quarter by John Jantunen

Shark Bait by Paul Kemprecos

Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg

The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone