Awards & Winners

Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback

Shamus Award

Date Established : 1982

Check all the winners of Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback presented under Shamus Award since 1982 .

Ira Berkowitz

Honored for : Sinner's Ball

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laura Caldwell Red Blooded Murder
Marc Strange Body Blows
Rick Mofina Vengeance Road
Ira Berkowitz Sinner's Ball
Raymond Benson Dark Side of the Morgue

Lori Armstrong

Honored for : Snow Blind

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lori Armstrong Snow Blind
Karen Olson Shot Girl
Jason Pinter The Stolen
Will Thomas The Black Hand
Dave White The Evil That Men Do

Charles Ardai

Honored for : Songs of Innocence

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Charles Ardai Songs of Innocence
Kelley Armstrong Exit Strategy
Linwood Barclay Stone Rain
Max Allan Collins Deadly Beloved
David Corbett Blood of Paradise

P. J. Parrish

Honored for : An Unquiet Grave (Louis Kincaid Mysteries)

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
P. J. Parrish An Unquiet Grave (Louis Kincaid Mysteries)
Lori G. Armstrong Hallowed Ground
Pete Hautman The prop
Paco Ignacio Taibo II The Uncomfortable Dead
Brian Wiprud Crooked

Reed Coleman

Honored for : The James Deans

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Reed Coleman The James Deans
David Cole Falling Down
Joel Goldman Deadlocked
Richard Helms Cordite Wine
P. J. Parrish A Killing Rain

Max Phillips

Honored for : Fade to Blonde

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Max Phillips Fade to Blonde
Sallie Bissell Call the devil by his oldest name
Jack Bludis Shadow Of The Dahlia
Max Allan Collins The London Blitz murders
P. J. Parrish Island of bones

Andy Straka

Honored for : Cold quarry

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Andy Straka Cold quarry
P. J. Parrish Thicker Than Water
Richard Helms Wet Debt
David Cole Dragonfly bones

Daniel Judson

Honored for : The Poisoned Rose

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Daniel Judson The Poisoned Rose
Paul Boray Cash Out
Richard Helms Juicy Watusi
Max Allan Collins The Lusitania murders
P. J. Parrish Paint It Black

Lyda Morehouse

Honored for : Archangel protocol

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lyda Morehouse Archangel protocol
Robert Westbrook Ancient enemy
Janet LaPierre Keepers

Thomas Lipinski

Honored for : Death in the Steel City

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Lipinski Death in the Steel City
Mary Jo Adamson The Blazing Tree
Sinclair Browning The sporting club
Max Allan Collins The Hindenburg murders
Katy Munger Bad To The Bone
Steven Womack Dirty Money

Laura Lippman

Honored for : In Big Trouble

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laura Lippman In Big Trouble
Leo Atkins Deadbeat
Walter Sorrells Fulton County Blues
Sinclair Browning The Last Song Dogs
Thomas Lipinski Steel City Confessions

Steven Womack

Honored for : Murder Manual

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steven Womack Murder Manual
Phillip DePoy Too Easy
Laura Lippman Butchers Hill
Rick Riordan The Widower's Two-Step
Janice Steinberg Death in a City of Mystics

Laura Lippman

Honored for : Charm City

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Laura Lippman Charm City
Harlan Coben Back spin
Tim Hemlin Whisper of Rage (Culinary Mysteries
Randye Lordon Father Forgive Me: A Sydney Sloane Mystery
Gloria White Sunset and Santiago

Harlan Coben

Honored for : Fade Away

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Fade Away
Steven Womack Chain of Fools
Ruthe Furie A Natural Death

William Jaspersohn

Honored for : Native Angels

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Jaspersohn Native Angels
J.D. Knight Zero Tolerance
Shelley Singer Interview With Mattie
Gloria White Charged With Guilt
Steven Womack Way Past Dead

Ed Goldberg

Honored for : Served Cold

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ed Goldberg Served Cold
Leo Axler Double Plot
Catherine Dain Lament for a Dead Cowboy
Bridget McKenna Dead Ahead
Patricia Wallace Deadly Devotion

Rodman Philbrick

Honored for : Brothers and Sinners

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rodman Philbrick Brothers And Sinners
Milton Bass The Half-hearted Detective
Richard Fliegel A Minyon For The Dead
Edward Gorman
Steven Womack Torch Town Boogie

Marele Day

Honored for : The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Marele Day The Last Tango of Delores Delgado
Catherine Dain Lay it on the line
Mark Davis Dirty Money
Wayne D Dundee The Brutal Ballet

Paul Kemprecos

Honored for : Cool Blue Tomb

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Kemprecos Cool Blue Tomb
Daniel Hearn Black Light
Kay Hooper House of Cards
Rob Kantner The Thousand Yard Stare

W. Glenn Duncan

Honored for : Rafferty: Fatal Sisters

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
W. Duncan Rafferty
Rob Kantner Made in Detroit
Marvin Albert
Monroe Thompson The Blue Room
John Birkett The Queen's Mare

Rob Kantner

Honored for : Hell\u2019s Only Half Full

Rob Kantner

Honored for : Dirty Work

L. J. Washburn

Honored for : Wild night

Rob Kantner

Honored for : The Back Door Man

Earl Emerson

Honored for : Poverty Bay

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Earl Emerson Poverty Bay
Earl Emerson The Rainy City
Douglas Heyes The Kill
Warren Murphy Trace 5
Philip Ross Blue Heron

Warren Murphy

Honored for : The Ceiling of Hell

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Warren Murphy The Ceiling of Hell
Paul Auster Squeeze Play
Jack Lynch San Quentin
Stephen R. Donaldson The man who risked his partner

Paul Engleman

Honored for : Dead in Centerfield

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Paul Engelman Dead in Centerfield
Max Byrd Finders Weepers
Elliot Lewis Death and the Single Girl
Warren Murphy Trace 5
Robert J Randisi The Steinway Collection

William Campbell Gault

Honored for : The Cana Diversion

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
William Campbell Gault The Cana Diversion
Dimitri Gat Nevsky's Return
Jack Lynch Pieces of Death
Warren Murphy SMOKED OUT

Max Byrd

Honored for : California Thriller

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Max Byrd California Thriller
Hamilton T. Caine Carpenter, Detective
James Ellroy Brown's Requiem
L. A. Morse The Old Dick
George Ogan Murder in the Wind