The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the nominees for the 2022 Shamus Awards as follows:

Best P.I. Hardcover:
Runner, by Tracy Clark (Kensington), featuring Cass Raines
Last Redemption, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuring Rick Cahill
Pay or Play, by Howard Michael Gould (Severn House), featuring Charlie Waldo
Family Business, by S.J. Rozan (Pegasus), featuring Lydia Chin & Bill Smith
Head Case, by Michael Wiley (Severn House), featuring Sam Kelson

Best Original P.I. Paperback:
Every City Is Every Other City, by John McFetridge (ECW Press), featuring Gord Stewart
The Burden of Innocence, by John Nardizzi (Weathertop Media), featuring Ray Infantino
Angels in the Wind, by Manuel Ramos (Arte Publico Press), featuring Gus Corral
Frog in a Bucket, by Clive Rosengren (Coffeetown Press), featuring Eddie Collins
An Empty Grave, by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Swallow Press), featuring Andy Hayes

Best First P.I. Novel:
Porno Valley, by Phillip Elliot (Into the Void), introducing Mickey O’Rourke
Dead Man’s Eyes, by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best), introducing Lisa Jamison
Suburban Dicks, by Fabian Nicieza (Putnam), introducing Andie Stern & Kenneth Lee
The Arrangement, by M. Ravenel (Chikara Press), introducing Toosie Carter
Lost Little Girl, by Gregory Stout (Level Best), introducing Jackson Gamble

Best P.I. Short Story:
“Disposable Women,” by Michael Bracken (ToughCrime.com)
“Sixteen Lies,” by Matt Goldman (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine [EQMM], September/Octobe 2021)
“Sweeps Week,” by Richard Helms (EQMM, July/August 2021)
“Oro de Tontos (Fool’s Gold),” by Tom Larsen (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, November/December 2021)
“The Hidden Places,” by Linda Stansberry (EQMM, May/June 2021)

The winners will be announced in August.