2017 SHAMUS AWARD NOMINEES

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

BEST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL:
Where It Hurts, by Reed Farrel Coleman (Putnam), featuring Gus Murphy
The Graveyard of the Hesperides, by Lindsey Davis (Minotaur), featuring Flavia Albia
Fields Where They Lay, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime), featuring Junior Bender
With 6 You Get Wally, by Al Lamanda (Gale Cengage), featuring John Bekker
The Stardom Affair, by Robert S. Levinson (Five Star), featuring Neil Gulliver & Stevie Marriner

BEST FIRST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL:
Fever City, by Tim Baker (Europa Editionns), introducing Nick Alston
IQ, by Joe Ide (Little, Brown), introducing Isaiah Quintabe
Deep Six, by D. P. Lyle (Oceanview Publisheing), introducing Jake Longly
The Second Girl, by David Swinson (Little, Brown), introducing Frank Marr
Soho Sins, by Richard Vine (Hard Case Crime), introducing Jackson Wyeth

BEST ORIGINAL PRIVATE EYE PAPERBACK:
The Detective and the Chinese High-Fin, by Michael Craven (HarperCollins), featuring John Darvelle
Hold Me, Babe, by O'Neil De Noux (Big Kiss Publications), featuring Lucien Caye
The Knife Slipped, by Erle Stanley Gardner (Hard Case Crime), featuring Bertha Cool & Donald Lam
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown, by Vaseem Khan (Red Hook Books), featuring Baby Ganesh Agency
My Bad, by Manuel Ramos (Arte Publico Press), featuring Gus Corral)

BEST PRIVATE EYE SHORT STORY:
"Keller's Fedora," by Lawrence Block (LB Production e-publication), featuring Keller
"A Battlefield Reunion," by Brendan DuBois (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, June 2016), featuring Billy Sullivan
"Stairway From Heaven," by Ake Edwardson (in Stockholm Noir, edited by Nathan Larson & Carl-Michael Edenborg), featuring Peter Kampinsky
"A Dangerous Cat," by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins (The Strand #48, Feb-May 2016), featuring Mike Hammer
"Archie On Loan," by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2016), featuring Julius Katz & Archie Smith

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


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