Saturday, October 16, 2010

And, Now, The Shamus Award Winners

Last night, at Bouchercon 2010 in San Francisco, the Private Eye Writers of America announced the Shamus Award winners, in recognition of the private eye in crime fiction. 

Here are the winners:

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel: Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)

Best First P.I. Novel: Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel: Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)

Best P.I. Short Story: “Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Crais



Congratulations to all of the winners, but, a big shout-out to Brad Parks.  Congratulations, Brad!














16 comments:

Bev Stephans said...

I'm so glad to see Marcia Muller get some recognition. I have been reading her books for a long time and have enjoyed every one.

I will have to look into the other wimmers as I usually find a few that sound interesting.

Lesa said...

I REALLY liked Brad Parks' book, Bev. A reporter is the investigator. But, that was my taste.

Bev Stephans said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Lesa. I'll have to give Brad Parks a try. You just want to see my TBR pile get to totally unmanageable proportions!

Lesa said...

Join the club, Bev! My TBR pile is already there.

le0pard13 said...

Some fine winners for this year. But, you know I'm really happy for Robert Crais. Long time coming and well deserved. Thanks, Lesa.

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Michael. Did you get to go?

Gran said...

I'm so glad that 'Locked In' won. It's one of the best Ms. Muller has written, and I've read all of her books.

le0pard13 said...

Nope. I know, I'm relatively close by in the rival city of L.A., but I'm planning on attending next year's B'con in St. Louis, Mo. I and a whole bunch of blogging friends plan to meet there for that. How about you? Robert Crais & Charlaine Harris will be the guests of honor. Thanks, Lesa.

kathy d. said...

I, too, have read all of Marcia Muller's books over the years and am very glad that she finally got recognition for one of her best: "Locked-In."

She really did a good job on that one and I could not put it down.

Will try the Brad Parks' book, at least put it on the TBR list, and hope that somebody I get to it, as a reporter would appeal to me.

Lesa said...

Gran,

Everyone seems very pleased that Marcia Muller won, and happy she received the recognition. It's not easy to maintain the quality of books over all those years of a series.

Lesa said...

Michael,

I know. Everyone keeps pushing me to go to Bouchercon. I know I'm missing out not being at this one. It depends on the state of finances. I'm going to LCC in Santa Fe. That's the city I really want to see, and we'll see what I can afford after that, plus two planned trips to Ohio.

Lesa said...

Kathy,

I hope Marcia Muller knows how many fans were rooting for her to win.

And, I do know how those TBR piles get!

Brad Parks said...

Thanks, as always, for the support, Lesa! Winning was a major thrill. And our beloved Jen Forbus was there to see it, which made it all the more special.

Lesa said...

I can imagine it was a major thrill, Brad! Congratulations, again. And, I'm glad Jen was there. My guess is there was a big congratulatory hug afterwards. Well-deserved!

Anonymous said...

Ira Berkowitz is a new tour de force in this genre and will be around for many years to come.

Charles
From Paris France

Lesa said...

Thanks for adding his name, Charles. Appreciate it!