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2011 Shamus Nominations

Shamus nominations poked their head out last week. While I can't claim to have read many... or nearly any of the nominated. I do recognize many of the authors and the books. The Best Hardcover category is pretty strong. Tough choices will be made at the St. Louis B'Con. So keep an eye out for The Hungry Detective Awards Prediction Spectacular in about three weeks.

Congratulations to the nominated.
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
NO MERCY -  Lori Armstrong - Touchstone
THE FIRST RULE Robert Crais - Putnam
VOYEUR - Daniel Judson - Minotaur
IF THE DEAD RISE NOT - Philip Kerr - Putnam
NAKED MOON - Domenic Stansberry - Minotaur

Best First P.I. Novel:
IN SEARCH OF MERCY - Michael Ayoob - Minotaur
ONE MAN'S PARADISE -  Douglas Corleone - Minotaur
ROGUE ISLAND - Bruce DeSilva -Forge
RANDOM VIOLENCE - Jassy MacKenzie - Soho
CITY OF DRAGONS -  Kelli Stanley - Minotaur

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
HOSTAGE ZERO - John Gilstrap - Kensington
NIGHTSHADE - Tom Henighan - Dundurn Press
MISTER X - John Lutz - Pinnacle
THE PANIC ZONE - Rick Mofina - Mira
ASIA HAND - Christopher G. Moore - Grove/Atlantic
THE LITTLE DEATH - P.J. Parrish - Pocket Star

Best P.I. Short Story:
THE GOD OF RIGHT AND WRONG - Steven Gore - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2010
THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO - Gar Anthony Haywood - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, November 2010
THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN GOWN Robert S. Levinson - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2010
PHELAN'S FIRST CASE - Lisa Sandlin - Lone Star Noir, edited by Bobby Byrd and Johnny Byrd; Akashic Books
A LONG TIME DEAD - Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins - The Strand Magazine, June-Sept. 2010


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