2005 Shamus Awards nominees

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On September 2, 2005, the Private Eye Writers of America will announce the winners of their 24th annual Shamus awards in Chicago. Sara Paretsky will be award awarded PWA’s 2005 Life Achievement Award.

Nominees and their categories for this year are:

Best P.I. Novel     

Leonard Chang    Fade to Clear
Robert Ferrigno    The Wake-up
Chuck Logan    After the Rain
James Mitchell    Choke Point
Ed Wright    While I Disappear

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel

Sallie Bissell    Call the Devil by His Oldest Name (will be ordered)
Bludis, Jack    Shadow of the Dahlia (currently not available)
Max A. Collins    The London Blitz Murders
P.J. Parrish    Island of Bones
Max Phillips    Fade to Blonde

Best First P.I. Novel

Richard Aleas    Little Girl Lost
Reed Arvin    The Last Goodbye
Ingrid Black    The Dead
Hasburgh, Patrick    Aspen Pulp (will be ordered)
Will Thomas    Some Danger Involved

Best P.I. Short Story

Pearl Abraham    “Hasidic Noir”
Alderman, Mitch    “Burnt Wood”
Dobbyn, John F.    “Trumpeter Swan”
Gregory Fallis    “Dog on Fire”
Hockensmith, Steve    “Tricks”