The 2022 Shamus Award Nominees

The 2022 Shamus Award nominees, for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2021, were revealed June 2 by John Shepphird, Chairperson for the Shamus Awards. The winners will be announced in August.

BEST PI HARDCOVER

  • Runner by Tracy Clark (Kensington)
  • Last Redemption by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
  • Pay Or Play by Howard Michael Gould (Severn House)
  • Family Business by S. J. Rozan (Pegasus)
  • Head Case by Michael Wiley (Severn House)

BEST ORIGINAL PI PAPERBACK

  • Every City Is Every Other City by John McFetridge (ECW Press)
  • The Burden of Innocence by John Nardizzi (Weathertop Media Co.)
  • Angels in the Wind by Manuel Ramos (Arte Pὐblico Press)
  • Frog in a Bucket by Clive Rosengren (Coffeetown Press)
  • An Empty Grave by Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Swallow Press)

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL

  • Porno Valley by Phillip Elliot (Into The Void) 
  • Dead Man’s Eyes by Lori Duffy Foster (Level Best Books) 
  • Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nieza (Putnam) 
  • The Arrangement by M. Ravenel (Chikara Press) 
  • Lost Little Girl by Gregory Stout (Level Best Books) 

BEST PI SHORT STORY

  • “Disposable Women” by Michael Bracken (ToughCrime.com) 
  • “Sixteen Lies” by Matt Goldman (EQMM September/October) 
  • “Sweeps Week” by Richard Helms (EQMM July/August)
  • “Oro De Tontos (Fool’s Gold)” by Tom Larsen (AHMM November/December)
  • “The Hidden Places” by Linda Stansberry (EQMM May/June)

[Thanks to Todd Mason and Cat Eldridge for the story.]

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