Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shamus Nominees

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
The Silent Hour, by Michael Koryta (Minotaur)
Where the Dead Lay, by David Levien (Doubleday)
Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
Schemers, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)
My Soul to Take, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (William Morrow)

Best First P.I. Novel:
Loser’s Town, by Daniel Depp (Simon & Schuster)
The Last Gig, by Norman Green (Minotaur)
The Good Son, by Russel D. McLean (Minotaur)
Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Chinatown Angel, by A.E. Roman (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
Dark Side of the Morgue, by Raymond Benson (Leisure)
Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)
Red Blooded Murder, by Laura Caldwell (Mira)
Vengeance Road, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Body Blows, by Marc Strange (Dundurn)

Best P.I. Short Story:
• “The Dark Island,” by Brendan DuBois (from
Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic)
• “Deadline Edition,” by S.L. Franklin (
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2009)
• “Blazin’ on Broadway,” by Gary Phillips (from
Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic)
• “Suicide Bonds,” by Tim L. Williams (
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009)
• “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

Hat tip to The Rap Sheet.

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