The 2022 Shamus Award Nominees

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The Private Eye Writers of America recently announced the nominees for the 2022 Shamus Awards, for private eye novels and short stories first published in the U.S. in 2021. The winners will be announced in August. In the meantime, check the Web Store for the authors and books. You have time to read or pick up a few before that announcement. https://store.poisonedpen.com/

Congratulations to all of the nominees. (And, thank you to Todd Mason for the list of nominees.)

BEST PI HARDCOVER

RUNNER by Tracy Clark (Kensington)

LAST REDEMPTION by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)

PAY OR PLAY by Howard Michael Gould (Severn House)

FAMILY BUSINESS by S. J. Rozan (Pegasus)

HEAD CASE by Michael Wiley (Severn House)

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK

EVERY CITY IS EVERY OTHER CITY by John McFetridge (ECW Press)

THE BURDEN OF INNOCENCE by John Nardizzi (Weathertop Media Co.)

ANGELS IN THE WIND by Manuel Ramos (Arte Pὐblico Press)

FROG IN A BUCKET by Clive Rosengren (Coffeetown Press)

AN EMPTY GRAVE by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Swallow Press)

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

PORNO VALLEY by Phillip Elliot (Into The Void) 

DEAD MAN’S EYES by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best Books) 

SUBURBAN DICKS by Fabian Nieza (Putnam) 

THE ARRANGEMENT by M. Ravenel (Chikara Press) 

LOST LITTLE GIRL by Gregory Stout (Level Best Books)

BEST PI SHORT STORY

DISPOSABLE WOMEN by Michael Bracken (ToughCrime.com

SIXTEEN LIES by Matt Goldman (EQMM September/October) 

SWEEPS WEEK by Richard Helms (EQMM July/August)

ORO DE TONTOS (FOOL’S GOLD) by Tom Larsen (AHMM November/December)

THE HIDDEN PLACES by Linda Stansberry (EQMM May/June)