Shamus Award Finalists & The First Two Pages!

Earlier this week, the Private Eye Writers of America announced this year’s Shamus Award finalists—a great bunch overall, and I was particularly thrilled to see three alumni of the First Two Pages blog among the nominees.

Below is the full list of finalists—and congratulations to all!

Best Original Private Eye Paperback 

The Skin Game by J.D. Allen

Behind the Wallof Sleep by James D.F. Hannah

Paid in Spades by Richard Helms

Ration of Lies by M. Ruth Myers

The Bird Boys by Lisa Sandlin

Best Private Eye Short Story

“The Smoking Bandit of Lakeside Terrace” by Chad Baker in EQMM May/June

“Sac-A-Lait Man” by O’Neil De Noux in EQMM Sept/Oct

“The Dunes of Saulkrasti” by William Burton McCormick in EQMM Sept/Oct

“The Fourteenth Floor” by Adam Meyer in Crime Travel anthology from Wildside Press

“Weathering the Storm” by Michael Pool in The Eyes of Texas anthology from Down & Out Books

 Best Private Eye Novel

The Tower of Songs by Casey Barrett

Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle

The Shallows by Matt Goldman

Below the Line by Michael Gould

The Cold Way Home by Julia Keller

1 thoughts on “Shamus Award Finalists & The First Two Pages!

  1. William Burton McCormick

    Honored to be included with so many great writers and very proud to be a First Two Pages alum!!!

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