Here Be Your Shamus Award Nominees
The Private Eye Writers of America
(PWA) is proud to announce the nominees for the 26th annual Shamus
Awards, given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye
fiction. The 2007 awards cover works published in the U.S. in 2006.
The awards will be presented on September 28, 2007, at the PWA banquet in
Anchorage, Alaska, during the weekend of the Bouchercon
World Mystery Convention.
2007 Shamus Awards Nominees (for
works published in 2006)
The Dramatist by Ken Bruen (St.
Martins Minotaur), featuring Jack Taylor
The Darkest Place by
Daniel Judson (St. Martins Minotaur), featuring Reggie
The Do-Re-Mi by Ken Kuhlken
(Poisoned Pen Press), featuring Clifford and Tom Hickey
Vanishing Point by Marcia Muller
(Mysterious Press), featuring Sharon McCone
Days of Rage by Kris Nelscott (St.
Martins Minotaur), featuring Smokey Dalton
Hallowed Ground by Lori G. Armstrong
(Medallion Press), featuring Julie Collins
The Prop by Pete Hautman (Simon and
Schuster), featuring Peeky Kane
An Unquiet Grave by P.J. Parrish
(Pinnacle), featuring Louis Kincaid
The Uncomfortable Dead by Paco
Ignacio Taibo II and Subcomandante Marcos, Translated by Carlos Lopez (Akashic
Books), featuring Hector Belascoaran Shayne
Crooked by Brian M. Wiprud (Dell),
featuring Nicholas Palihnic
Lost Angel by Mike Doogan (Putnam),
featuring Nik Kane
Place for Dying by Jack Fredrickson. (St.
Martin’s Minotaur), featuring Dek Elstrom,
Holmes on the Range by Steve
Hockensmith. (St. Martin’s Minotaur), featuring
Gustav “Old Red” Amlingmeyer
The Wrong Kind of Blood by Declan Hughes.
(Wm. Morrow), featuring Ed Loy
18 Seconds by George D. Shuman. (Simon & Schuster), featuring Sherry
“Sudden Stop” by Mitch Alderman.
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2006, featuring Bubba
"The Heart Has Reasons" by O’Neil De
Noux. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, September 2006, featuring Lucien Kaye
“Square One” by Loren D. Estleman.
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2006, featuring Amos
“Devil’s Brew” by Bill Pronzini.
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. December 2006, featuring John
"Smoke Got In My Eyes" by Bruce
Rubenstein. TWIN CITIES NOIR (Akashic), featuring Martin McDonough
Congrats to all the nominees.