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Posts Tagged ‘Best First Private Eye Novel 2017’

Private Eye Writers of America: 2017 Shamus Award Winners

Posted by Writing PIs on September 27, 2017

Winners are in bold type, below. Nominees are listed alphabetically by authors’ names. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners!

Best Original Private Eye Paperback

Winner: Vaseem Khan, The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown. Red Hook Books
Michael Craven, The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin. Harper Collins
O’Neil De Noux,  Hold Me, Babe. Big Kiss Publications
Erle Stanley Gardner,  The Knife Slipped. Hard Case Crime
Manuel Ramos, My Bad. Arte Publico Press

Best First Private Eye Novel

Winner: Joe Ide, IQ.  Little, Brown
Tim Baker, Fever City. Europa Editions
L.P. Lyle, Deep Six. Oceanview Publishing
David Swinson, The Second Girl. Little, Brown
Richard Vine, Soho Sins. Hard Case Crime

Best Private Eye Short Story

Winner: Brendan DuBois, “A Battlefield Reunion in AHMM, June
Lawrence Block, “Keller’s Fedora” (e-publication)
Ake Edwardson, “Stairway From Heaven” in Stockholm Noir, Akashic
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, “A Dangerous Cat” in The Strand. Feb-May
Dave Zeltserman, “Archie On Loan” in EQMM, Sept.-Oct.

Best Private Eye Novel

Winner: Reed Farrel Coleman, Where It Hurts. Putnam
Lindsey Davis, The Graveyard of the Hesperides. Minotaur
Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They Lay. Soho Crime
Al Lamanda, With 6 You Get Wally. Gale Cengage
Robert S. Levinson, The Stardom Affair.  Five Star

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