The 2021 Shamus Awards

From the Private Eye Writers of America The finalists for the 2021 Shamus Awards, for works published in 2020. The winners head each category, and are in brown. The lists below are in alphabetical order by author. BEST PI HARDCOVER Blind Vigil by Matt Coyle (Rick Cahill) What You Don’t See by Tracy Clark (Cass Raines) Do No Harm by … Continue reading The 2021 Shamus Awards

Private Eye Writers Of America Call for Submissions for 2021 Shamus Awards

For Works First Published in the U.S. in 2020 Following are the categories for the Private Eye Writers of America 2020 Shamus Awards for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2020.  The awards will be presented in the fall of 2021. DEADLINE Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2021. No extensions … Continue reading Private Eye Writers Of America Call for Submissions for 2021 Shamus Awards

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 … Continue reading The 2020 Shamus Awards

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

Blurbs & Awards

They Said It! Okay, once upon a time -- maybe for a year or two, sometime when this web site was a toddler -- awards for web sites meant something, and kind words maybe mattered even a little longer than that. But in a world where you can sock puppet your way to fame and … Continue reading Blurbs & Awards

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