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Shamus 2009 Nominations

Shamus nominations for 2009 have poked their head out. The Awards are given out the Friday night of Bouchercon. Check my previous post for information on attending the festivities.

Right off the bat it is great to see both Jason Pinter and Dave White nominated in the PBO category. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO was one of the best books I read last year. I have more thoughts, but I'll close by congratulating all the nominees.

Best Hardcover
Salvation Boulevard - Larry Beinhart (Nation Books)
Empty Ever After - Reed Farrel Coleman (Bleak House Books)
The Blue Door - David Fulmer (Harcourt)
The Price of Blood - Declan Hughes (Wm. Morrow)
The Ancient Rain - Domenic Stansberry (St. Martins Minotaur)

Best First PI Novel
Stalking Susan - Julie Kramer (Doubleday)
Swann’s Last Song - Charles Salzberg (Five Star)
The Eye of Jade - Diane Wei Liang (Simon & Schuster)
In the Heat - Ian Vasquez (St. Martins Minotaur)
Veil of Lies - Jeri Westerson (St Martins Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original
Snow Blind - Lori Armstrong (Medallion)
Shot Girl - Karen Olson (Obsidian)
The Stolen - Jason Pinter (MIRA)
The Black Hand - Will Thomas (Touchstone/Simon &Schuster)
The Evil That Men Do - Dave White (Crown/Three Rivers Press)

Best Short Story
“Family Values” - Mitch Alderman (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2008)
“Last Island South” - John C. Boland (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sep/Oct 2008)
“The Blonde Tigress” - Max Allan Collins (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, June 2008)
“Discovery” - Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2008)
“Panic on Portage Path” - Dick Stodghill (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008)


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