Awards & Winners

Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel

Shamus Award

Date Established : 1985

Check all the winners of Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel presented under Shamus Award since 1985 .

Brad Parks

Honored for : Faces of the Gone

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Russel D. McLean The Good Son
A. E. Roman Chinatown Angel
Daniel Depp Loser's Town
Norman Green The last gig
Brad Parks Faces of the Gone

Ian Vásquez

Honored for : In the Heat

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ian Vásquez In the Heat
Julie Kramer Stalking Susan
Charles Salzberg Swann's last song
Diane Wei Liang The Eye of Jade
Jeri Westerson Veil of Lies

Sean Chercover

Honored for : Big City, Bad Blood

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sean Chercover Big City, Bad Blood
Brett Battles The Cleaner
Bill Bryan Keep It Real
Dave White When One Man Dies
Michael Wiley The Last Striptease

Declan Hughes

Honored for : The Wrong Kind of Blood: An Irish Novel of Betrayal

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Declan Hughes The Wrong Kind of Blood: An Irish Novel of Betrayal
Mike Doogan Lost Angel
Jack Fredrickson A Safe Place for Dying
Steve Hockensmith Holmes on the Range
George Shuman 18 Seconds

Louise Ure

Honored for : Forcing Amaryllis

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Louise Ure Forcing Amaryllis
Lori G. Armstrong Blood Ties
Harry Hunsicker Still river
J. D. Rhoades The Devil's Right Hand

Eilis O'Hanlon

Honored for : The Dead

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eilis O'Hanlon The Dead
Charles Ardai Little Girl Lost
Reed Arvin The last goodbye
Patrick Hasburgh Aspen Pulp
Will Thomas Some Danger Involved

Peter Spiegelman

Honored for : Black maps

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Spiegelman Black maps
Mark Arsenault Spiked
James C. Mitchell Lovers Crossing

Eddie Muller

Honored for : The Distance: A Crime Novel Introducing Billy Nichols

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eddie Muller The Distance: A Crime Novel Introducing Billy Nichols
Jack Clark Westerfield's chain
D. Daniel Judson The Bone Orchard
David Rosenfeld Open And Shut
Robert Bailey Private Heat

David Fulmer

Honored for : Chasing the Devil's Tail

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Fulmer Chasing the Devil's Tail
James Siegel Epitaph
Curt Colbert Rat City
Andy Straka A Witness Above
Mark Troy Pilikia Is My Business

Robert Truluck

Honored for : Street Level

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Truluck Street Level
John Gates Brigham's day
Chris Larsgaard The Heir Hunter
William Mize Resurrection Angel
Andrew Pyper Lost girls

John Connolly

Honored for : Every dead thing

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Connolly Every dead thing
Russell Atwood East Of A
Mark Coggins The Immortal Game
P.J. Grady Maximum Insecurity
Roy Johansen The Answer Man

Steve Hamilton

Honored for : A Cold Day in Paradise

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Steve Hamilton A Cold Day in Paradise
Jen Banbury Like a Hole in the Head
Jamie Katz Dead Low Tide
Elizabeth M Cosin Zen and The Art of Murder

Rick Riordan

Honored for : Big Red Tequila

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rick Riordan Big Red Tequila
Laura Lippman Baltimore Blues
Katy Munger Legwork

Carol Lea Benjamin

Honored for : This dog for hire

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carol Lea Benjamin This dog for hire
Greg Rucka Keeper\\/Finder
Michael Stone
John Wessel This Far, No Further

Richard Barre

Honored for : The innocents

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Richard Barre The innocents
G.M. Ford Who in hell is Wanda Fuca?
Ruthe Furie If Looks Could Kill
David Housewright Penance
Allan Pedrazas The Harry Chronicles

Dennis Lehane

Honored for : A Drink Before the War

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dennis Lehane A Drink Before the War
David Daniel The heaven stone
Janet Evanovich One for the Money
Thomas Lipinski The Fall-Down Artist
Valerie Wilson Wesley When death comes stealing

Lynn S. Hightower

Honored for : Satan's Lamb

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lynn S. Hightower Satan's Lamb
Randye Lordon Brotherly love
Sandra West Prowell BY EVIL MEANS

John Straley

Honored for : The Woman Who Married A Bear

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Straley The Woman Who Married A Bear
David C. Hall Return Trip Ticket
Phyllis Knight Switching the Odds
James Sallis The long-legged fly

Suffer Little Children

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Davis Suffer Little Children
Neil Albert The January corpse
Bill Crider Dead on the Island
Stan Cutler Best Performance by a Patsy
Don Winslow A Cool Breeze on the Underground

Walter Mosley

Honored for : Devil in a Blue Dress

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Walter Mosley Devil in a Blue Dress
Jerome Doolittle Body scissors
Janet Dawson Kindred crimes
Ronald Tierney The stone veil

Karen Kijewski

Honored for : Katwalk

Gar Anthony Haywood

Honored for : Fear of the Dark

Michael Allegretto

Honored for : Death on the Rocks

J. W. Rider

Honored for : Jersey Tomatoes

Wayne Warga

Honored for : Hardcover

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Wayne Warga Hardcover
Edward Gorman New, Improved Murder
Dick Lochte Sleeping Dog
Benjamin Schutz EMBRACE THE WOLF
Andrew Vachss Flood

Sandra Scoppettone

Honored for : A Creative Kind of Killer

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sandra Scoppettone A Creative Kind of Killer
Jeremiah F. Healy Blunt darts
William J. Reynolds The Nebraska Quotient