2010 Shamus Award Nominees

Best Hardcover PI Novel

The Silent Hour, by Michael Koryta (Minotaur/St. Martin’s)

Where the Dead Lay, by David Levien (Doubleday)

Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)

Schemers, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)

My Soul to Take, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (William Morrow)

Best First PI Novel

Loser’s Town, by Daniel Depp (Simon & Schuster)

The Last Gig, by Norman Green (Minotaur/St. Martin’s)

The Good Son, by Russel D. McLean (Minotaur/St. Martin’s)

Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur/St. Martin’s)

Chinatown Angel, by A. E. Roman (Minotaur/St. Martin’s)

Best Paperback Original PI Novel

Dark Side of the Morgue, by Raymond Benson (Leisure Books)

Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)

Red Blooded Murder, by Laura Caldwell (Mira)

Vengeance Road, by Rick Mofina (Mira)

Body Blows, by Marc Strange (Dundurn)

Best PI Short Story

“The Dark Island” by Brendan DuBois (Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic)

“Deadline Edition” by S. L. Franklin (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, April 2009)

“Blazin’ on Broadway” by Gary Phillips (Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic)

“Suicide Bonds” by Tim L. Williams (Ellery Quee’s Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009)

“Julius Katz” by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

The winners will be announced during Bouchercon to be held in San Francisco this coming October.