1996 Shamus Award Winners & Nominees

Best Private Eye Novel

Concourse by S. J. Rozan (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Private Eye Novel Nominees

  • The Vanishing Smile by Earl Emerson (Ballantine)
  • Come to Grief Dick Francis (Putnam)
  • Movie by Parnell Hall (Mysterious Press)
  • The Neon Smile by Dick Lochte (Simon & Schuster)

Best Private Eye Paperback Original

Native Angels by William Jaspersohnn (Bantam)

Best Private Eye Paperback Original Nominees

  • Zero Tolerance by J.D. Knight(Dell)
  • Interview with Mattie by Shelley Singer (Signet)
  • Charged With Guilt by Gloria White (Dell)
  • Way Past Dead by Steven Womack (Ballantine)

Best First Private Eye Novel

The Innocents by Richard Barre(Walker & Co.)

Best First Private Eye Novel Nominees

  • Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. Ford (Walker & Co.)
  • If Looks Could Kill by Ruthe Furie (Avon)
  • Penance by David Housewright (Foul Play Press)
  • The Harry Chronicles by Allan Pedrazas (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Private Eye Short Story

“And Pray Nobody Sees You” by Gar Anthony Haywood – Spooks, Spies & Private Eyes (Doubleday)

Best Private Eye Short Story Nominees

  • “Trial by Fire,” by David Dean – (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “A Plain and Honest Death” by Bill Pomidor – (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “Home is the Place Where” by Bill Pronzini – (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “Enigma” by D.H. Redall – (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
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