Sunday, June 25, 2006

Shamus Award Nominees


The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2006 Shamus Awards (for works published in 2005).

They are:

Best Hardcover

Oblivion by Peter Abrahams (Wm. Morrow), featuring Nick Petrov.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown), featuring Mickey Haller.

The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais (Doubleday), featuring Elvis Cole.

In A Teapot by Terence Faherty (Crum Creek Press), featuring Scott Elliot.

The Man with the Iron-On Badge by Lee Goldberg (Five Star), featuring Harvey Mapes.

Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley (Little, Brown), featuring Easy Rawlins.

Best Paperback Original

Falling Down by David Cole (Avon), featuring Laura Winslow.

The James Deans by Reed Farrell Coleman (Plume), featuring Moe Prager.

Deadlocked by Joel Goldman (Pinnacle), featuring Lou Mason.

Cordite Wine by Richard Helms (Back Alley Books), featuring Eamon Gold.

A Killing Rain by PJ Parrish (Pinnacle), featuring Louis Kincaid.

Best First Novel

Blood Ties by Lori G. Armstrong (Medallion), featuring Julie Collins.

Still River by Harry Hunsicker (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur), featuring Lee Henry Oswald.>

The Devil’s Right Hand by J. D. Rhoades (St. Martin Minotaur), featuring Jack Keller.

Forcing Amaryllis by Louise Ure (Mysterious Press – Warner), featuring Calla Gentry.

Best Short Story

“Oh, What a Tangled Lanyard We Weave” by Parnell Hall. Murder Most Crafty (Berkley), featuring Stanley Hastings.

“Two Birds with One Stone” by Jeremiah Healy. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005, featuring John Francis Cuddy.

“The Big Road” by Steve Hockensmith. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, May 2005, featuring Larry Erie.

“A Death in Ueno” by Michael Wiecek. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 2005 featuring Masakazu Sakonju.

“The Breaks” by Timothy Williams. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2005 featuring Charlie Raines.

Now I just have to keep repeating: It's an honor just to be nominated, it's an honor just to be nominated, it's an honor....


For The Trees said...

Congratulations, Dusty!! Here's hoping you pull in the Gold!!

Quite an honor!

JJ Stickney said...

Congrats on your well deserved nomination.

David Terrenoire said...

Ah, a reason to celebrate this week.

Not that we needed one.

Jenny sends her congratulations as well.

Duane Swierczynski said...

Huge congrats, Dusty. That's awesome!

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Gerald So said...

Great news, Dusty. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Rock on Dusty. I'm pulling for you.

Tasha Alexander said...

Dusty, that is FANTASTIC!!!! And well-deserved! Huge congratulations!!!!!

Lori G. Armstrong said...

Dusty - congrats, man! Bottoms up! It is an honor to be on the same nomination slate with you! Looking forward to B'Con :)

Elizabeth said...

Congrats, it IS an honor to be nominated!

lucylocket said...

Wonderful News!

Bill said...

Well deserved. Congratulations.

Kristy said...

Congratulations! Fantastic, and what an honor!

Stephen Blackmoore said...

That's great, Dusty. And well deserved. If you're around I'll buy you a beer at Thrillerfest this weekend. Congrats!

Cornelia Read said...

Yay for you!!!! Wonderful news all around!!!!!!

pari said...


I managed to send a congratulatory note to your wife yesterday, but not you. I guess you can tell where MY priorities are.

Speaking as someone who has been nominated twice, um, yes, it is indeed an honor to be nominated. I can't wait to have you tell me what it feels like to win.

PJ Parrish said...

Enjoy the moment JD. Good luck and may it be the first of many nomination in a long career.

Mike MacLean said...

Congratulations! It's a well deserved nomination. Good luck.

LongHairedWeirdo said...

Congratulations! And sure, it's an honor to be nominated. I'm sure some damn good books are in the running, and it wouldn't reflect badly on you, not even a bit, if you didn't win.

But sight unseen, I'm still betting you deserve it, and hoping you get it.