1997 Shamus Award Winners & Nominees

Best Private Eye Novel

Sunset Express by Robert Crais(Hyperion)

Best Private Eye Novel Nominees

  • Damned In Paradise by Max Allan Collins (Dutton)
  • Flesh Wounds by Steven Greenleaf (Scribner)
  • Invasion Of Privacy by Jeremiah Healy (Pocket)
  • Sentinels by Bill Pronzini (Carrol & Graf)
  • When Wallflowers Die by Sandra West Prowell (Walker)

Best Private Eye Paperback Original

Fade Away by Harlan Coben(Dell)

Best Private Eye Paperback Original Nominees

  • Chain Of Fools by Steven Womack (Ballantine)
  • Natural Death by Ruthe Furie (Avon)

Best First Private Eye Novel

This Dog For Hire by Carol Lea Benjamin(Walker & Co.)

Best First Private Eye Novel Nominees

  • Keeper by Greg Rucka (Bantam)
  • The Low End Of Nowhere by Michael Stone (Viking)
  • This Far No Further by John Wessel (Simon & Schuster)

Best Private Eye Short Story

“Dead Drunk” by Lia Matera – Guilty As Charged (Pocket)

Best Private Eye Short Story Nominees

  • “Eye Of The Beholder,” by Ed Gorman – The Autumn Dead & A Cry Of Shadows (C.D. Publications)
  • “Turning The Witness” by Jeremiah Healy – Guilty As Charged (Pocket)
  • “The One About The Green Detective” by John Lethan – Unusual Suspects (Vintage)
  • “The Girl Who Talked To Horses” by Robert J. Randisi – Homicide Hosts Presents (Write Way Publishing)

 

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