2021 PWA Shamus Award Winners Announced

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for the 2021 Shamus Award as follows:

Best PI Novel: BLIND VIGIL, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuirng Rick Cahill

Best First PI Novel: THE MISSING AMERICAN, by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime), introducing Emma Djan
Best Original PI Paperback: BIRITTLE KARMA, by Richard Helms (Black Arch BNooks), featuring Eamon Gold
Best PI Short Story: “Mustang Sally,” by John M. Floyd (in Black Cat Mystery Magazine #7, October 2020), featuring Thomas Langford
Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Michael Z. Lewin

The winners were announced quite suddenly on July 26.