The 2019 Shamus Awards

From the Private Eye Writers of America The finalists for the 2019 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2018, were announced at the PWA Banquet at Bouchercon, in Dallas on November 1, 2019. Winners are in brown. The results are as follows... BEST PI HARDCOVER What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka (Roxane Weary) Wrong … Continue reading The 2019 Shamus Awards

The St. Martin’s Press (later Minotaur Books)/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest

The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) is an organization devoted to private-eye detective fiction, and are probably best known for their annual Shamus Awards. Membership is open to fans, writers, and publishing professionals. There are three levels of membership: Active, Associate, and International. In 1986, the PWA teamed up with St. Martin's Press, one … Continue reading The St. Martin’s Press (later Minotaur Books)/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Contest

The 2018 Shamus Awards

From the Private Eye Writers of America The winners of the 2018 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2017, were announced at the PWA Banquet on September 7th, at the 2018 Bouchercon in St. Petersburg.  THE EYE (Lifetime Achievment Award) Walter Mosley BEST PI HARDCOVER The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker (Roland Ford) … Continue reading The 2018 Shamus Awards

The Shamus Awards

As bestowed by The Private Eye Writers of America 1982 SHAMUS AWARDS THE EYE (Lifetime Achievment Award) Ross Macdonald Accepted in his absence by his friend and colleague Dennis Lynds BEST P.I. HARDCOVER Hoodwink by Bill Pronzini (Nameless) A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence Block (Matt Scudder) 30 for a Harry by Richard Hoyt … Continue reading The Shamus Awards