Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shamus Awards

The Shamus Awards were announced last night at Bouchercon in Baltimore.

Congratulations to all of the winners, but a big congratulations and hug goes to Cornelia Read!

Best P.I. Novel - Soul Patch by Reed Farrell Coleman

Best P.I. Paperback Original - Songs of Innocence by Richard Aleas

Best P.I. First Novel - Big City, Bad Blood by Sean Chercover

Best P.I. Short Story - "Hungry Enough" by Cornelia Read

And, The Eye Award went to Joe Gores


Joy said...

I only recognize Cornelia Read. Hmmm. MORE to check out. :)

Lesa said...

I have Sean Chercover's new one in my TBR pile. It's called Trigger City, and it's released this month. Looks good. I just have to get to it soon.

Corey Wilde said...

Hurray! I loved Chercover's first book, and can't wait to get the next one. Glad he finally won one of these!

Cornelia Read said...

Dear Lesa,

You are so wonderful, and thank you for the virtual hug. I wish I could have been there last night, but am still so anemic I black out every time I stand up. This has cheered me up SO MUCH, though, and you are adorable.

xxx Cornelia

Joy said...

Woo Hoo! I discovered that Sean Chercover grew up in Toronto, so his book qualifies for the Canadian Challenge. YAY!!!

Lesa said...


Glad you liked Chercover's first book. Trigger City sounds very good, and I'll get to it shortly. And, then in a month or so, I'll be offering ARCs as prizes on my blog.

Lesa said...

Oh, Cornelia,

Darn! It's awful to be feeling lousy when something terrific happens. I'm sorry you weren't there.

And, it sounds like we both missed a fun Reacher Creature party.

Congratulations on the Shamus. I'm glad something cheered you up a little. Take care of yourself!

Hugs again!

Lesa said...

Now you just have to find time to read Chercover's book, Joy. Good luck in the Canadian challenge.

David Thompson said...

Congrats, Cornelia!! As I've said before, it's one of my favorite stories in the anthology. So, now you have a Shamus, too... how amazing with only two novels and a short story under your belt. :-)

And if y'all haven't tried Reed Farrel Coleman yet, you MUST. His last two books were nominated for a total of 10 awards and won 4 of them.

Lesa said...

Thank you, David. You're right. It sounds as if I need to read Reed Farrell Coleman. Thanks!