The Private Eye Writers Bulletin Board

What's the Buzz, Cuz? This is something new I'm trying out, but it really depends on you. If you're a private eye writer, and you've got something coming out in the next little while, please let me know via email (or DM me,  for you youngsters) and I'll post the news here. All I ask is that … Continue reading The Private Eye Writers Bulletin Board

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

Nick Delvecchio

Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951--) Classic P.I. fiction. With the works. Robert Randisi's hot dog-loving private eye NICK DELVECCHIO hails from Brooklyn. Sure, his buddies tell him things are greener on the other side of the river, but Nick keeps it real with an office on Sacket Street, just a short walk from the … Continue reading Nick Delvecchio

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

Carver

Created by John Lutz (1939 --) Talk about your walking wounded... Carrying the twin burdens of cynicism and pain, Del Moray, Florida private eye FRED CARVER toughs it out with every step he takes, thanks to a hold-up man's bullet that ended his police career and left him with a permanently stiff left leg, forcing … Continue reading Carver

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

Bill Pronzini

Pseudonyms include Jack Foxx, Alex Saxon, Brett Halliday, William Jeffrey, Romer Zane Grey, and Robert Hart Davis (1943 --) BILL PRONZINI is simply one of the genre's masters. Top of the Line. An Ace Performer. The Bomb. He seems to have taken a crack at just about everything in the mystery genre: noirish thrillers, historicals, locked-room … Continue reading Bill Pronzini

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