2011 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

Private Eye Writers of AmericaWe were yammering on social media about this terrific shortlist, and forgot to post it here until now (doh!)  Thanks to Omnimystery for reminding us, because it’s not too late to celebrate!

Onto the nominees for the 2011 Shamus Awards, given by the Private Eye Writers of America (PWA):



Best PI Hardcover:
No Mercy (Mercy Gunderson) by Lori G. Armstrong (Touchstone)
The First Rule (Joe Pike) by Robert Crais (Putnam)
Voyeur (Remer) by Daniel Judson (Minotaur Books)
If the Dead Rise Not (Bernie Gunther) by Philip Kerr (Putnam)
Naked Moon (Dante Mancuso) by Domenic Stansberry (Minotaur Books)

Best First PI Novel:
In Search of Mercy (Dexter Bolzjak) by Michael Ayoob  (Minotaur Books)
One Man’s Paradise (Kevin Corvelli) by Douglas Corleone  (Minotaur Books)
Rogue Island (Liam Mulligan) by Bruce DeSilva (Forge Books)
Random Violence (Jade de Jong) by Jassy MacKenzie  (Soho Crime)
City of Dragons (Miranda Corbie) by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)

Best PI Paperback Original:
Hostage Zero (Jonathan Grave) by John Gilstrap (Kensington)
Nightshade (Sam Montcalm) by Tom Henighan (Dundurn Press)
Mister X (Frank Quinn) by John Lutz (Pinnacle)
The Panic Zone (Jack Gannon) by Rick Mofina (Mira Books)
Asia Hand (Vincent Calvino) by Christopher G. Moore (Grove/Atlantic)
The Little Death (Louis Kincaid and Joe Frye) by P. J. Parrish  (Pocket Star)

Best PI Short Story:
“The God of Right and Wrong” by Steven Gore (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“The Lamb Was Sure To Go” by Gar Anthony Haywood (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“The Girl in the Golden Gown” by Robert S. Levinson (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
“Phelan’s First Case” by Lisa Sandlin (Lone Star Noir)
“A Long Time Dead” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (The Strand Magazine)

Congratulations and good luck to the shamouses, shamice, shamii  Congratulations and good luck to all!