Monday, October 02, 2006

Shamus Awards

Private Eye Writers of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 2, 2006

PRIVATE EYE WRITERS OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE 2006 SHAMUS AWARDS

The Private Eye Writers of America announces the recipients of the 2006 Shamus Awards for excellence in private eye fiction:

Best Hardcover Novel

THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)

Best Paperback Original Novel

THE JAMES DEANS by Reed Farrel Coleman (Plume)

Best First Novel

FORCING AMARYLLIS by Louise Ure (Mysterious Press/Warner)

Best Short Story

“A DEATH IN UENO” by Michael Wiecek (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 2005)

“The Eye” – for lifetime achievement

Max Allan Collins

The Shamus Awards have been given annually since 1982 to honor novels and short stories featuring protagonists who are paid investigators not employed by a unit of government.

PWA was founded in 1981 by Robert J. Randisi to recognize the private eye genre and its writers. This year’s Shamus Awards were presented Sept. 29, 2006 at the 25th anniversary PWA banquet at the Overture Center in Madison, WI.

For additional information about the awards, contact awards chair Ted Fitzgerald at tedfitz[at] msn.com.

2 comments:

JD Rhoades said...

Again...congratulations to the winners.

Crider's Cider said...

Gee, I didn't know THE LINCOLN LAWYER was a PI novel. I guess I'll have to reread it.