2011 Shamus Awards Winners

The Private Eye Writers of America announced the winners for the 2011 Shamus Awards as follows:

The Eye (Lifetime Achievment) Award: Ed Gorman

Hammer Award (for best PI character): V. I. Warshawski, created by Sara Paretsky

Best Hardcover PI Novel: NO MERCY, by Lori Armstrong (Touchstone), featuring Mercy Gunderson

Best First PI Novel: IN SEARCH OF MERCY, by Michael Ayoob (Minotaur), introducing Dexter Bolzjak

Best Paperback Original PI Novel: ASIA HAND, by Christopher G. Moore (Grove/Atlantic), featuring Vincent Calvino

Best PI Short Story: “The Lamb Was Sure to Go,” by Gar Anthony Haywood (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, November 2010), featuring Aaron Gunner