Michael Haskins

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shamus Award nominees

Congratulations to the nominees for this year's Shamus Awards, given annually by the Private Eye Writers of America. The awards will be given at a banquet on Friday, October 19, during Bouchercon in Indianapolis.

Best Hardcover:
Salvation Boulevard by Larry Beinhart (Nation Books)
Empty Ever After by Reed Farrel Coleman (Bleak House Books)
The Blue Door by David Fulmer (Harcourt)
The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes (Wm. Morrow)
The Ancient Rain by Domenic Stansberry (St. Martin's Minotaur)

Best First PI Novel:
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer (Doubleday)
Swann's Last Song by Charles Salzberg (Five Star)
The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang (Simon & Schuster)
In the Heat by Ian Vasquez (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson (St Martin's Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original:
Snow Blind by Lori Armstrong (Medallion)
Shot Girl by Karen Olson (Obsidian)
The Stolen by Jason Pinter (MIRA)
The Black Hand by Will Thomas (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)
The Evil That Men Do by Dave White (Crown/Three Rivers Press)

Best Short Story:
"Family Values" by Mitch Alderman (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2008)
"Last Island South" by John C. Boland (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sep/Oct 2008)
"The Blonde Tigress" by Max Allan Collins (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2008)
"Discovery" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2008)
"Panic on Portage Path" by Dick Stodghill (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008)
Have you read any of these books or short stories?

1 comment:

Terry Odell said...

IF it was in EQMM, then I read it. Stalking Susan is in my T\BR pile.

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