2020 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for the 2020 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best Private Eye Novel:
The Tower of Songs, by Casey Barrett (Kensington), featuring Duck Darley
Lost Tomorrows, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuring Rick Cahill
The Shadows, by Matt Goldman (Forge), featuring Nils Shapiro
Below the Line, by Howard Michael Gould (Dutton), featuring Charlie Waldo
The Cold Way Home, by Julia Keller (Minotaur), featuring Bell Elkins

Best Original Private Eye Paperback:
Skin Game, by J.D. Allen (Midnight Ink), featuring Jim Bean
Behind the Wall of Sleep, by James D.F. Hannah (Self-published), featuring Henry Malone
Paid in Spades, by Richard Helms (Clay Stafford), featuring Pat Gallegher
Ration of Lies, by M. Ruth Myers (Self-published), featuring Maggie Sullivan
The Bird Boys, by Lisa Sandlin (Cinco Puntos Press), featuring Delpha Wade & Tom Phelan

Best Private Eye Short Story:
“The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace,” by Chad Baker (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2019)
“Sac-A-Lait Man,” by O’Neil De Noux (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 2019), featuirng Lucien Caye
“The Dunes of Saulkrasti,” by William Burton McCormick (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 2019)
“The Fourteenth Floor,” by Adam Meyer (from Crime Travel, edited by Barb Goffman; Wildside Press)
“Weathering the Storm,” by Michael Pool (from The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods, edited by Michael Bracken; Down & Out)

It is unclear how or when the winners will be announced.