The 2022 Shamus Awards

From the Private Eye Writers of America

The finalists for the 2022 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2021 were announced by PWA Awards Chairperson John Shepphird on June 1, 2022.

BEST PI HARDCOVER

BEST PI PAPERBACK

  • Every City Is Every Other City by John Mcfetridge (Gord Stewart)
  • The Burden Of Innocence by John Nardizzi (Ray Infantino)
  • Angels In The Wind by Manuel Ramos (Gus Corral)
  • Frog in a Bucket by Clive Rosengren (Eddie Collins)
  • An Empty Grave by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Andy Hayes)

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

  • Porno Valley by Phillip Elliot (Mickey O’Rourke)
  • Dead Man’s Eyes by Lori Duffy Foster (Lisa Jamison)
  • Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza (Andie Stern & Kenneth Lee)
  • The Arrangement by M. Ravenel (Tootsie Carter)
  • Lost Little Girl by Gregory Stout (Jackson Gamble)

BEST PI SHORT STORY

  • “Disposable Women” by Michael Bracken (Toughcrime.Com)
  • “Sixteen Lies” by Matt Goldman (September/October 2021, EQMM)
  • “Sweeps Week” by Richard Helms (Eqmm July/August 2021, EQMM)
  • “Oro De Tontos (Fool’s Gold)” by Tom Larsen (November/December 2021, AHMM)
  • “The Hidden Places” By Linda Stansberry (May/June 20212, EQMM)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION

List respectfully compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to John Shepphird for his help with this one.  PWA Logo by Terry Beatty (copyright 2005).

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