2018 SHAMUS AWARD WINNERS

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) has announced the winners for the 2018 Shamus Awards as follows:

The Eye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Waleter Mosley

Best Private Eye Novel:
Dark Water, by Parker Bilal (Bloomsbury USA), featuring Makana
Blood Truth, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview), featuring Rick Cahill
Y Is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton (Putnam), featuring Kinsey Millhone
WINNER The Room of White Fire, by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam), featuring Roland Ford
Monument Road, by Michael Wiley (Severn House), featuring Franky Dast

Best First Private Eye Novel:
Under Water, by Casey Barrett (Kensington), introducing Duck Darley
A Negro and an Ofay, by Danny Gardner (Down & Out), introducing Elliot Caprice
Gone to Dust, by Matt Goldman (Forge), introducing Nils Shapiro
August Snow, by Stephen Mack Jones (Soho Crime), introducing August Snow
WINNER The Last Place You Look, by Kristen Lepionka (Minotaur), introducing Roxane Weary

Best Original Private Eye Paperback:
Play a Cold Hand, by Terence Faherty (Perfect Crime), featuring Scott Elliott
The Strange Disappearance of a Bollywood Star, by Vaseem Khan (Redhook), featuring Ashwin Chopra (of the Baby Ganesh Agency)
Dames Fight Harder, by M. Ruth Myers (CreateSpace) , featuring Maggie Sullivan
The Painted Gun, by Bradley Spinelli (Akashic), featuring David "Itchy" Crane
WINNER Lights Out Summer, by Rich Zahradnik (Camel Press), featuring Coleridge Taylor

Best P.I. Short Story:
"Out of Business," by Eric Beetner (from Coast to Coast, edited by Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks; Down & Out), featuring Cleve Kershaw
"Breakage," by Reed Farrel Coleman (Down & Out: The Magazine, 1:1), featuring Moe Prager
"Random Nature," by Brendan Dubois (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, January/February 2017), featuring K.C. Dunbar
WINNER "Rosalie Marx is Missing," by Robert S. Levinson (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017), featuring Vincent Riverbend
"Windward," by Paul D. Marks (from Coast to Coast, edited by Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks; Down & Out), featuring Jack Lassen

The winners were announced at the 2018 Shamus Award Banquet at the Zamora Hotel on September 07 in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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