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Mystery Awards 1997 Shamus Award Winners & Nominees

Best Private Eye Novel
Robert Crais
Sunset Express (Hyperion)
Best Private Eye Novel Nominees
Max Allan Collins Damned In Paradise (Dutton)
Steven Greenleaf Flesh Wounds (Scribner)
Jeremiah Healy Invasion Of Privacy (Pocket)
Bill Pronzini Sentinels (Carrol & Graf)
Sandra West Prowell When Wallflowers Die (Walker)


Best Private Eye Paperback Original
Harlan Coben
Fade Away (Dell)
Best Private Eye Paperback Original Nominees
Steven Womack Chain Of Fools (Ballantine)
Ruthe Furie Natural Death (Avon)


Best First Private Eye Novel
Carol Lea Benjamin
This Dog For Hire (Walker & Co.)
Best First Private Eye Novel Nominees
Greg Rucka Keeper (Bantam)
Michael Stone The Low End Of Nowhere (Viking)
John Wessel This Far No Further (Simon & Schuster)


Best Private Eye Short Story
Lia Matera
"Dead Drunk", Guilty As Charged (Pocket)
Best Private Eye Short Story Nominees
Ed Gorman "Eye Of The Beholder," The Autumn Dead & A Cry Of Shadows (C.D. Publications)
Jeremiah Healy "Turning The Witness" Guilty As Charged (Pocket)
John Lethan "The One About The Green Detective" Unusual Suspects (Vintage)
Robert J. Randisi "The Girl Who Talked To Horses" Homicide Hosts Presents (Write Way Publishing)


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