2011 Shamus Awards, given by the Private Eye Writers of America
Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: No Mercy by Lori Armstrong
Best First P.I. Novel: In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob
Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: Asia Hand, by Christopher G. Moore
Best P.I. Short Story: “The Lamb Was Sure to Go,” by Gar Anthony Haywood
The Hammer Award (Best P.I. Series Character): Sara Paretsky for V.I. Warshawski. Paretsky also has been honored this year with the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and with Bouchercon 2011’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The EYE (Lifetime Achievement Award): Ed Gorman. Gorman has written numerous standalone detective novels as well as the Jack Dwyer, Tobin, Leo Guild, Robert Payne and Sam McCain series.
This list was posted on the Mystery Scene Magazine website. To view more awards - the Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards, click here.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!