2017 Shamus Award Nominees Announced


The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for the 2017 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best Private Eye Novel

Reed Farrel Coleman, Where It Hurts (Putnam)

Lindsey Davis, The Graveyard of the Hesperides (Minotaur)

Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They Lay (Soho Crime)

Al Lamanda, With 6 You Get Wally (Gale Cengage)

Robert S. Levinson, The Stardom Affair (Five Star)

Best First Private Eye Novel

Tim Baker, Fever City (Europa Editions)

Joe Ide, IQ (Little, Brown)

D. P. Lyle, Deep Six (Oceanview Publishing)

David Swinson, The Second Girl (Little, Brown)

Richard Vine, Soho Sins (Hard Case Crime)

Best Original Private Eye Paperback

Michael Craven, The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin (Harper Collins)

O’Neil De Noux, Hold Me, Babe (Big Kiss Publications)

Erle Stanley Gardner, The Knife Slipped (Hard Case Crime)

Vaseem Khan, The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown (Red Hook Books)

Manuel Ramos, My Bad (Arte Publico Press)

Best Private Eye Short Story

Lawrence Block, “Keller’s Fedora” (LB Production e-publication)

Brendan DuBois, “A Battlefield Reunion” (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, June 2016)

Ake Edwardson, “Stairway From Heaven” (Stockholm Noir; Akashic)

Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, “A Dangerous Cat” (The Strand, Feb-May 2016)

Dave Zeltserman, “Archie On Loan” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, September/October 2016)

The winners will be announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon in Toronto, Canada this October.