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October 13, 2008 / C.T. Henry

2008 Shamus Award Winners

The Shamus Awards were announced this weekend by the Private Eye Writers of America. Below are the list of nominees with the winner checked .

Best Novel
Thomas B. Cavanagh: Head Games
Reed Farrel Coleman: Soul Patch (Moe Prager Mysteries)
Declan Hughes: The Color of Blood
Michael Koryta: A Welcome Grave
William Lashner: A Killer’s Kiss


Best Paperback Original
Richard Aleas: Songs of Innocence (Hard Case) ***
Kelley Armstrong: Exit Strategy
Linwood Barclay: Stone Rain
Max Allan Collins: Deadly Beloved
David Corbett: Blood of Paradise


Best First Novel
Brett Battles: The Cleaner ***
Bill Bryan: Keep It Real
Sean Chercover: Big City, Bad Blood
Dave White: When One Man Dies
Michael Wiley: The Last Striptease


Congratulations to the Nominees & Winners!!!

*** Books that I’ve read and highly recommended

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