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Private Eye Writers of America: 2014 Shamus Finalists

Posted by Writing PIs on June 10, 2014

PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA SHAMUS AWARD FINALISTS 2014

For works published in 2013. (The lists below are in alphabetical order by author.) The winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Long Beach, California on Friday, November 14

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BEST HARDCOVER P.I. NOVEL

Little Elvises by Timothy Hallinan

The Mojito Coast by Richard Helms

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

The Good Cop by Brad Parks

Nemesis by Bill Pronzini

 

BEST FIRST P.I. NOVEL

A Good Death by Christopher R. Cox

Montana by Gwen Florio

Blood Orange by Karen Keskinen

Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith

Loyalty by Ingrid Thoft

 

BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK P.I. NOVEL

Seduction of the Innocent by Max Allan Collins

Into the Dark by Alison Gaylin

Purgatory Key by Darrell James

Heart of Ice by P.J. Parrish

The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie by Robert J. Randisi

 

BEST P.I. SHORT STORY

“So Long, Chief” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane in The Strand Magazine

“The Ace I” by Jack Fredrickson in EQMM

“What We Do” by Mick Herron in EQMM

“Extra Fries” by Michael Z. Lewin in EQMM

“The Lethal Leeteg” by Hayford Peirce in EQMM

 

BEST INDIE P.I. NOVEL

Murder Take Three by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons

A Small Sacrifice by Dana King

No Pat Hands by J.J. Lamb

State vs. Lassiter by Paul Levine

Don’t Dare a Dame by M. Ruth Myers

 

With many thanks to judges Ted Fitzgerald, Dorothy Rellas, Colleen Collins, Andrew S. McAleer, Jan Grape, Paul Levine, Chip Hughes, S.J. Rozan, John Shepphird, Clive Rosengren, Christine Matthews, Reed Farrel Coleman, Harley Mazuk, O’Neil De Noux and Barbara D. Amato 

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