2014 Shamus Award Nominees Announced


The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for its 2014 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:

Little Elvises, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)

The Mojito Coast, by Richard Helms (Five Star)

W Is for Wasted, by Sue Grafton (Marian Wood/Putnam)

The Good Cop, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)

Best First P.I. Novel:

A Good Death, by Christopher R. Cox (Minotaur)

Montana, by Gwen Florio (Permanent Press)

Blood Orange, by Karen Keskinen (Minotaur)

Bear Is Broken, by Lachlan Smith (Mysterious Press)

Loyalty, by Ingrid Thoft (Putnam)

Best Original Paperback P.I. Novel:

Seduction of the Innocent, by Max Allan Collins (Hard Case Crime)

Into the Dark, by Alison Gaylin (HarperCollins)

Purgatory Key, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)

Heart of Ice, by P.J. Parrish (Pocket)

The Honky Tonk Big Hoss Boogie, by Robert J. Randisi (Perfect Crime)

Best P.I. Short Story:

“So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (The Strand Magazine #39, February-May 2013)

“The Ace I,” by Jack Fredrickson (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine [EQMM], June 2013)

“What We Do,” by Mick Herron (EQMM, September/October 2013)

“Extra Fries,” by Michael Z. Lewin (EQMM, May 2013)

“The Lethal Leeteg,” by Hayford Peirce (EQMM, August 2013)

Best Indie P.I. Novel:

Murder Take Three, by April Kelly and Marsha Lyons (Flight Risk)

A Small Sacrifice, by Dana King (Amazon Digital)

No Pat Hands, by J.J. Lamb (Two Black Sheep)

State vs. Lassiter, by Paul Levine (CreateSpace)

Don’t Dare a Dame, by M. Ruth Myers (Tuesday House)

The winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet during Bouchercon in Long Beach, California, on November 14.