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Shamus 2010 Nominations

The 2010 PWA Shamus nominations made their appearance last week. And like a lot of things with The Hungry Detective they are pretty late in showing up here.

As in most cases I have read very few of the nominated books. Still I'd love to see Michael Koryta win. THE SILENT HOUR is fantastic.

The Hungry Detective extends our congratulations to all of the nominees and wishes them the best of luck when the awards are handed out at this year's San Francisco B'Con.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
THE SILENT HOUR - Michael Koryta - Minotaur
WHERE THE DEAD LAY - David Levien - Doubleday
LOCKED IN - Marcia Muller - Grand Central
SCHEMERS - Bill Pronzini - Forge
MY SOUL TO TAKE - Yrsa Sigurdardottir - William Morrow

Best First P.I. Novel
 LOSER'S TOWN - Daniel Depp - Simon & Schuster
THE LAST GIG - Norman Green - Minotaur
THE GOOD SON - Russel D. McLean - Minotaur
FACES OF THE GONE - Brad Parks - Minotaur
CHINATOWN ANGEL - A.E. Roman - Minotaur

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
DARK SIDE OF THE MORGUE - Raymond Benson - Leisure
SINNER'S BALL - Ira Berkowitz - Three Rivers Press
RED BLOODED MURDER - Laura Caldwell - Mira
VENGEANCE ROAD - Rick Mofina - Mira
BODY BLOWS - Marc Strange - Dundurn

Best P.I. Short Story:
“THE DARK ISLAND” -  Brendan DuBois from Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic
“DEADLINE EDITION” - S.L. Franklin Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2009
“BLAZIN' ON BROADWAY” - Gary Phillips from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic
“SUICIDE BOND” - Tim L. Williams Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009 
“JULIUS KATZ” - Dave Zeltserman Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009


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