2012 Shamus Award Winners Announced


The Private Eye Writes of America (PWA) has announced the winners of the 2012 Shamus Awards during the Cleveland Bouchercon as follows:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:

A Bad Night’s Sleep, by Michael Wiley (Minotaur)

Best First P.I. Novel:

The Shortcut Man, by P.G. Sturges (Scribner)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:

Fun & Games, by Duane Swierczynski (Mulholland)

Best P.I. Short Story:

Who I Am,” by Michael Z. Lewin (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, December 2011)

The Hammer (best private eye of the year):

Nate Heller, created by Max Allan Collins