The 2020 Shamus Awards

From the Private Eye Writers of America

The winners of the 2020 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2019, have just been announced. And sadly, there were no finalists in the Best First P.I. Novel category this year, due to a lack of eligible contestants, according to PWA Awards Chairperson Gay Kinman. The winners were announced online, due to COVID.

The winners are in red.

BEST PI HARDCOVER

  • Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle (Rick Cahill)
  • The Tower of Songs by Casey Barrett (Duck Darley)
  • The Shallows by Matt Goldman (Nils Shapiro)
  • Below the Line by Howard Michael Gould (Charlie Waldo)
  • The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller (Bell Elkins)

BEST PI PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

BEST PI SHORT STORY

  • “Sac-A-Lait Man” by O’Neil De Noux (Sept/Oct. 2019,  EQMM; Lucien Caye)
  • “The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace” by Chad Baker (May/June 2019, EQMM; Barbara Mayer)
  • “The Dunes of Saulkrasti” by William Burton McCormick (September/October 2019, EQMM)
  • “The Fourteenth Floor” by Adam Meyer (Crime Travel; Frank Russo)
  • “Weathering the Storm” by Michael Pool (The Eyes of Texas; Riley Reeves)

RELATED LINKS

List respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to Gay  Kinman for her help with this one.  PWA Logo by Terry Beatty (copyright 2005).

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