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Book awards: Shamus Award Shortlist

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30 for a Harry by Richard HoytBest PI Hardcover, 1982
Brown's Requiem by James EllroyBest Original PI Paperback, 1982
Carpenter Detective by Hamilton T. CaineBest Original PI Paperback, 1982
Early Autumn by Robert B. ParkerBest PI Hardcover, 1982
Hard Trade by Arthur LyonsBest PI Hardcover, 1982
Murder in the Wind by George OganBest Original PI Paperback, 1982
The Old Dick by L.A. MorseBest Original PI Paperback, 1982
A Stab in the Dark by Lawrence BlockBest PI Hardcover, 1982
Bragg: Pieces of Death by Jack LynchBest Original PI Paperback, 1983
Ceremony by Robert B. ParkerBest PI Hardcover, 1983
Gravedigger by Joseph HansenBest PI Hardcover, 1983
A Is for Alibi by Sue GraftonBest PI Hardcover, 1983
Nevsky's Return by Dimitri GatBest Original PI Paperback, 1983
A Piece of the Silence by Jack LivingstonBest PI Hardcover, 1983
Smoked Out by Warren MurphyBest Original PI Paperback, 1983
Dancing Bear by James CrumleyBest PI Hardcover, 1984
The Dark Fantastic by Stanley EllinBest PI Hardcover, 1984
Finders Weepers by Max ByrdBest Original PI Paperback, 1984
The Glass Highway by Loren D. EstlemanBest PI Hardcover, 1984
The Steinway Collection by Robert J. RandisiBest Original PI Paperback, 1984
Trace by Warren MurphyBest Original PI Paperback, 1984
The Widening Gyre by Robert B. ParkerBest PI Hardcover, 1984
Die again Macready by Jack LivingstonBest PI Hardcover, 1985
Blunt Darts by Jeremiah HealyBest First PI Novel, 1985
Full Contact by Robert J. RandisiBest PI Hardcover, 1985
The Man Who Risked His Partner by Stephen R. DonaldsonBest Original PI Paperback, 1985
The Nebraska Quotient by William J. ReynoldsBest First PI Novel, 1985
Nightlines by John LutzBest PI Hardcover, 1985
San Quentin by Jack LynchBest Original PI Paperback, 1985
Squeeze Play by Paul BenjaminBest Original PI Paperback, 1985
Trace 2: 47 Miles of Rope by Warren MurphyBest Original PI Paperback, 1985
True Crime by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Hardcover, 1985
Blue Heron by Philip RossBest Original PI Paperback, 1986
Bones by Bill PronziniBest PI Hardcover, 1986
A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. ParkerBest PI Hardcover, 1986
Embrace the Wolf by Benjamin M. SchutzBest First PI Novel, 1986
Flood by Andrew VachssBest First PI Novel, 1986
Hardball by Doug HornigBest PI Hardcover, 1986
The Kill by Douglas HeyesBest Original PI Paperback, 1986
The Naked Liar by Harold AdamsBest PI Hardcover, 1986
New, Improved Murder by Edward GormanBest First PI Novel, 1986
Pigs Get Fat by Warren MurphyBest Original PI Paperback, 1986
The Rainy City by Earl EmersonBest Original PI Paperback, 1986
Sleeping Dog by Dick LochteBest First PI Novel, 1986
C Is for Corpse by Sue GraftonBest PI Hardcover, 1987
Dark Fields by T.J. MacGregorBest Original PI Paperback, 1987
In La-LA Land We Trust by R. Wright CampbellBest PI Hardcover, 1987
Melting Point by Kenn DavisBest Original PI Paperback, 1987
The Million-Dollar Wound by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Hardcover, 1987
Nervous Laughter by Earl EmersonBest Original PI Paperback, 1987
No One Rides for Free by Larry BeinhartBest First PI Novel, 1987
Tourist Season by Carl HiaasenBest First PI Novel, 1987
Trace 6: Too Old a Case (Trace) by Warren MurphyBest Original PI Paperback, 1987
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence BlockBest PI Hardcover, 1987
The Autumn Dead: A Jack Dwyer Mystery by Edward GormanBest PI Hardcover, 1988
Detective by Parnell HallBest First PI Novel, 1988
The House of Blue Lights by Robert J. BowmanBest First PI Novel, 1988
An Infinite Number of Monkeys by Les RobertsBest First PI Novel, 1988
Lady Yesterday by Loren D. EstlemanBest PI Hardcover, 1988
Madelaine by Joseph LouisBest Original PI Paperback, 1988
The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert CraisBest Original PI Paperback, 1988
Ride the Lightning by John LutzBest PI Hardcover, 1988
Shawnee Alley Fire by John DouglasBest First PI Novel, 1988
Snake Eyes by Gaylord DoldBest Original PI Paperback, 1988
A Trouble of Fools by Linda BarnesBest PI Hardcover, 1988
Blood Shot by Sara ParetskyBest PI Hardcover, 1989
Bonepile by Gaylord DoldBest Original PI Paperback, 1989
The Burning Season by Wayne D. DundeeBest First PI Novel, 1989
Crystal Blue Persuasion by W. R. PhilbrickBest Original PI Paperback, 1989
Deviant Behavior by Earl EmersonBest PI Hardcover, 1989
Last Private Eye by John BirkettBest Original PI Paperback, 1989
Lost Daughter by Michael CormanyBest First PI Novel, 1989
Neon Mirage by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Hardcover, 1989
Slow Dance in Autumn: A Hank Prince Mystery Novel by Philip Lee WilliamsBest First PI Novel, 1989
Swan Dive by Jeremiah HealyBest PI Hardcover, 1989
Wall of Glass: A Joshua Croft Mystery by Walter SatterthwaitBest First PI Novel, 1989
Behind The Fact by Richard HilaryBest Original PI Paperback, 1990
A Collector Of Photographs by Deborah ValentineBest Original PI Paperback, 1990
The Killing Man by Mickey SpillaneBest PI Hardcover, 1990
Muscle and Blood by Gaylord DoldBest Original PI Paperback, 1990
Out on the Cutting Edge by Lawrence BlockBest PI Hardcover, 1990
Rock Critic Murders by Jesse SublettBest First PI Novel, 1990
The Shape of Dread by Marcia MullerBest PI Hardcover, 1990
The Skintight Shroud by Wayne D. DundeeBest PI Hardcover, 1990
Tough Enough (A T.D. Stash Crime Adventure) by Rodman PhilbrickBest Original PI Paperback, 1990
Bimbo Heaven by Marvin H. AlbertBest Original PI Paperback, 1991
The Blue Room by Monroe ThompsonBest Original PI Paperback, 1991
Body Scissors: A Tom Bethany Mystery by Jerome DoolittleBest First PI Novel, 1991
Dead Irish by John LescroartBest PI Hardcover, 1991
The Desert Look by Bernard SchopenBest PI Hardcover, 1991
Kindred Crimes by Janet DawsonBest First PI Novel, 1991
Made in Detroit by Rob KantnerBest Original PI Paperback, 1991
Polo's Wild Card by Jerry KennealyBest PI Hardcover, 1991
Poor Butterfly by Stuart M. KaminskyBest PI Hardcover, 1991
The Queen's Mare by John BirkettBest Original PI Paperback, 1991
The Stone Veil by Ronald TierneyBest First PI Novel, 1991
A Ticket to the Boneyard by Lawrence BlockBest PI Hardcover, 1991
Best Performance by a Patsy (A Goodman-Bradley Mystery) by Stan CutlerBest First PI Novel, 1992
Black Light by Daniel HearnBest Original PI Paperback, 1992
A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don WinslowBest First PI Novel, 1992
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence BlockBest PI Hardcover, 1992
Dead on the Island by Bill CriderBest First PI Novel, 1992
A Fistful Of Empty by Benjamin M. SchutzBest PI Hardcover, 1992
House of Cards by Kay HooperBest Original PI Paperback, 1992
The January Corpse by Neil AlbertBest First PI Novel, 1992
Second Chance by Jonathan ValinBest PI Hardcover, 1992
Thousand Yard Stare, The by Rob KantnerBest Original PI Paperback, 1992
Where Echoes Live by Marcia MullerBest PI Hardcover, 1992
The Brutal Ballet by Wayne DundeeBest Original PI Paperback, 1993
Cassandra in Red by Michael CollinsBest PI Hardcover, 1993
Circling the Runway (Jake Diamond Mystery Book 4) by J. L. AbramoBest Original PI Paperback, 1993
Dirty Money by Marc DavisBest Original PI Paperback, 1993
Lay It On The Line by Catherine DainBest Original PI Paperback, 1993
The Long-Legged Fly by James SallisBest First PI Novel, 1993
Lullaby Town by Robert CraisBest PI Hardcover, 1993
Shallow Graves by Jeremiah HealyBest PI Hardcover, 1993
Special Delivery by Jerry KennealyBest PI Hardcover, 1993
Split to Splinters (An Eli Sharpe Mystery) by Max EverhartBest Original PI Paperback, 1993
Switching the Odds by Phyllis KnightBest First PI Novel, 1993
Brotherly Love by Randye LordonBest First PI Novel, 1994
By Evil Means by Sandra West ProwellBest First PI Novel, 1994
Foursome: Foursome by Jeremiah HealyBest PI Novel, 1994
Half Hearted Detective by Milton BassBest Original PI Paperback, 1994
The Lies That Bind by Judith Van GiesonBest PI Novel, 1994
A Minyan for the Dead by Richard FliegelBest Original PI Paperback, 1994
Moth by James SallisBest PI Novel, 1994
Shadow Games by Edward GormanBest Original PI Paperback, 1994
Torch Town Boogie (Harry James Denton Mysteries) by Steven WomackBest Original PI Paperback, 1994
Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia MullerBest PI Novel, 1994
Carnal Hours by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Novel, 1995
Dead Ahead by Bridget McKennaBest Original PI Paperback, 1995
Deadly Devotion by Patricia WallaceBest Original PI Paperback, 1995
Double Plot by Leo AxlerBest Original PI Paperback, 1995
Fall-Down Artist (Carroll Dorsey Mystery) by Thomas LipinskiBest First PI Novel, 1995
The Heaven Stone by David DanielBest First PI Novel, 1995
The Killing of Monday Brown by Sandra West ProwellBest PI Novel, 1995
The Lake Effect by Les RobertsBest PI Novel, 1995
Lament for a Dead Cowboy by Catherine DainBest Original PI Paperback, 1995
A Long Line of Dead Men by Lawrence BlockBest PI Novel, 1995
One for the Money by Janet EvanovichBest First PI Novel, 1995
When Death Comes Stealing by Valerie Wilson WesleyBest First PI Novel, 1995
Charged With Guilt by Gloria WhiteBest PI Paperback Original, 1996
Come to Grief by Dick FrancisBest PI Novel, 1996
The Harry Chronicles by Allan PedrazasBest First PI Novel, 1996
If Looks Could Kill by Ruthe FurieBest First PI Novel, 1996
Interview with Mattie by Shelley SingerBest PI Paperback Original, 1996
Movie by Parnell HallBest PI Novel, 1996
Neon Smile by Dick LochteBest PI Novel, 1996
Penance by David HousewrightBest First PI Novel, 1996
The Vanishing Smile by Earl EmersonBest PI Novel, 1996
Way Past Dead by Steven WomackBest PI Paperback Original, 1996
Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. FordBest First PI Novel, 1996
Zero Tolerance by J. D. KnightBest PI Paperback Original, 1996
Chain of Fools by Steven WomackBest PI Paperback Original, 1997
Damned In Paradise by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Novel, 1997
Flesh Wounds by Stephen GreenleafBest PI Novel, 1997
Invasion of Privacy by Jeremiah HealyBest PI Novel, 1997
Keeper by Greg RuckaBest First PI Novel, 1997
Low End of Nowhere by Michael StoneBest First PI Novel, 1997
A Natural Death by Ruthe FurieBest PI Paperback Original, 1997
Sentinels by Bill PronziniBest PI Novel, 1997
THIS FAR NO FURTHER: A Novel by John WesselBest First PI Novel, 1997
When Wallflowers Die by Sandra West ProwellBest PI Novel, 1997
Back Spin by Harlan CobenBest PI Paperback Original, 1998
Baltimore Blues by Laura LippmanBest PI First Novel, 1998
Deception Pass by Earl EmersonBest PI Novel, 1998
Down For The Count by Maxine O'CallaghanBest PI Novel, 1998
Father, Forgive Me by Randye LordonBest PI Paperback Original, 1998
Indigo Slam by Robert CraisBest PI Novel, 1998
Legwork by Katy MungerBest PI First Novel, 1998
No Colder Place by S. J. RozanBest PI Novel, 1998
Sacred by Dennis LehaneBest PI Novel, 1998
Sunset and Santiago by Gloria WhiteBest PI Paperback Original, 1998
Whisper of Rage (Culinary Mysteries) by Tim HemlinBest PI Paperback Original, 1998
Butchers Hill by Laura LippmanBest PI Paperback Original, 1999
Dead Low Tide by Jamie KatzBest First PI Novel, 1999
Death in a City of Mystics by Janice SteinbergBest PI Paperback Original, 1999
Flying Blind by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Novel, 1999
Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel by Dennis LehaneBest PI Novel, 1999
Like a Hole in the Head by Jen BanburyBest First PI Novel, 1999
No badge, no gun by Harold AdamsBest PI Novel, 1999
The Only Good Lawyer by Jeremiah HealyBest PI Novel, 1999
Too Easy by Phillip DePoyBest PI Paperback Original, 1999
The Widower's Two-Step by Rick RiordanBest PI Paperback Original, 1999
Zen and The Art of Murder by Elizabeth M. CosinBest First PI Novel, 1999
The Answer Man by Roy JohansenBest PI First Novel, 2000
Deadbeat by Leo AtkinsBest PI Paperback Original, 2000
East of A by Russell AtwoodBest PI First Novel, 2000
Fulton County Blues by Ruth BirminghamBest PI Paperback Original, 2000
The Immortal Game by Mark CogginsBest PI First Novel, 2000
L. A. Requiem by Robert CraisBest PI Novel, 2000
The Last Song Dogs by Sinclair BrowningBest PI Paperback Original, 2000
Maximum Insecurity by P. J. GradyBest PI First Novel, 2000
Monster by Jonathan KellermanBest PI Novel, 2000
Prayers for Rain by Dennis LehaneBest PI Novel, 2000
Steel City Confessions by Thomas LipinskiBest PI Paperback Original, 2000
Stone Quarry by S. J. RozanBest PI Novel, 2000
Bad to the Bone by Katy MungerBest PI Paperback Original, 2001
The Blazing Tree by Mary Jo AdamsonBest PI Paperback Original, 2001
Brigham's Day by John GatesBest PI First Novel, 2001
The Deader the Better by G. M. FordBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2001
Dirty Money by Steven WomackBest PI Paperback Original, 2001
Ellipsis: A John Marshall Tanner Novel by Stephen GreenleafBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2001
The Heir Hunter by Chris LarsgaardBest PI First Novel, 2001
The Hindenburg Murders by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Paperback Original, 2001
Listen to the Silence by Marcia MullerBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2001
Lost Girls by Andrew PyperBest PI First Novel, 2001
Resurrection Angel by William MizeBest PI First Novel, 2001
A Smile on the Face of the Tiger by Loren D. EstlemanBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2001
The Sporting Club by Sinclair BrowningBest PI Paperback Original, 2001
Ancient Enemy by Robert WestbrookBest PI Paperback Original, 2002
Angel in Black by Max Allan CollinsBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2002
Ashes of Aries by Martha C. LawrenceBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2002
Cold Water Burning by John StraleyBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2002
The Devil Went Down to Austin by Rick RiordanBest Hardcover PI Novel, 2002
Epitaph by James SiegelBest PI First Novel, 2002
Keepers by Janet LaPierreBest PI Paperback Original, 2002
Pilikia Is My Business by Mark TroyBest PI First Novel, 2002
Rat City by Curt ColbertBest PI First Novel, 2002
A Witness Above by Andy StrakaBest PI First Novel, 2002
The Bone Orchard by D. Daniel JudsonBest First PI Novel, 2003
Cash Out by Paul BorayBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2003
Hell to Pay by George P. PelecanosBest PI Novel, 2003
Juicy Watusi (Pat Gallegher Mysteries) by Richard HelmsBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2003
The Last Place by Laura LippmanBest PI Novel, 2003
The Lusitania Murders by Max Allan CollinsBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2003
North of Nowhere by Steve HamiltonBest PI Novel, 2003
Open and Shut by David RosenfeltBest First PI Novel, 2003
Paint It Black by P. J. ParrishBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2003
Private Heat: An Art Hardin Mystery by Robert BaileyBest First PI Novel, 2003
Westerfield's Chain by Jack ClarkBest First PI Novel, 2003
Winter and Night by S. J. RozanBest PI Novel, 2003
Blood is the Sky by Steve HamiltonBest PI Novel, 2004
Dragonfly Bones by David ColeBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2004
Fatal Flaw by William LashnerBest PI Novel, 2004
Lovers Crossing by James C. MitchellBest First PI Novel, 2004
Scavenger Hunt by Robert FerrignoBest PI Novel, 2004
Spiked by Mark ArsenaultBest First PI Novel, 2004
Thicker Than Water by P. J. ParrishBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2004
A Visible Darkness by Jonathon KingBest PI Novel, 2004
Wet Debt by Richard HelmsBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2004
After the Rain by Chuck LoganBest PI Novel, 2005
Aspen Pulp by Patrick HasburghBest First PI Novel, 2005
Call the Devil by His Oldest Name by Sallie BissellBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2005
Choke Point: A Brinker Mystery (Brinker P.I.) by James C. MitchellBest PI Novel, 2005
Fade to Clear (Allen Choice Novels) by Leonard ChangBest PI Novel, 2005
Island of Bones by P. J. ParrishBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2005
The Last Goodbye by Reed ArvinBest First PI Novel, 2005
Little Girl Lost by Richard AleasBest First PI Novel, 2005
The London Blitz Murders by Max Allan CollinsBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2005
Shadow of the Dahlia by Jack BludisBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2005
Some Danger Involved by Will ThomasBest First PI Novel, 2005
The Wake-Up by Robert FerrignoBest PI Novel, 2005
Blood Ties by Lori G. ArmstrongBest First PI Novel, 2006
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter MosleyBest PI Novel, 2006
Cordite Wine (2005) by Richard HelmsBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2006
Deadlocked by Joel GoldmanBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2006
The Devil's Right Hand by J. D. RhoadesBest First PI Novel, 2006
Falling Down by David ColeBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2006
The Forgotten Man by Robert CraisBest PI Novel, 2006
In a Teapot (Scott Elliott Mysteries) by Terence FahertyBest PI Novel, 2006
A Killing Rain by P. J. ParrishBest Paperback Original PI Novel, 2006
The Man with the Iron-On Badge by Lee GoldbergBest PI Novel, 2006
Oblivion by Peter AbrahamsBest PI Novel, 2006
Still River by Harry HunsickerBest First PI Novel, 2006
18 Seconds by George D. ShumanBest First Novel, 2007
Crooked by Brian M. WiprudBest Paperback Original, 2007
The Darkest Place by Daniel JudsonBest PI Novel, 2007
Days of Rage by Kris NelscottBest PI Novel, 2007
The Do-Re-Mi by Ken KuhlkenBest PI Novel, 2007
Hallowed Ground by Lori G. ArmstrongBest Paperback Original, 2007
Holmes on the Range by Steve HockensmithBest First Novel, 2007
Lost Angel by Mike DooganBest First Novel, 2007
The Prop: A Novel by Pete HautmanBest Paperback Original, 2007
A Safe Place for Dying by Jack FredricksonBest First Novel, 2007
The Uncomfortable Dead by Subcomandante MarcosBest Paperback Original, 2007
Vanishing Point by Marcia MullerBest PI Novel, 2007
The Cleaner by Brett BattlesBest First PI Novel, 2008
The Colour of Blood by Declan HughesBest PI Novel, 2008
Deadly Beloved (Hard Case Crime) by Max Allan CollinsBest Paperback Original, 2008
Exit Strategy by Kelley ArmstrongBest Paperback Original, 2008
Head Games: A Novel by Thomas B. CavanaghBest PI Novel, 2008
Keep It Real by Bill BryanBest First PI Novel, 2008
A Killer's Kiss by William LashnerBest PI Novel, 2008
The Last Striptease by Michael WileyBest First PI Novel, 2008
Stone Rain by Linwood BarclayBest Paperback Original, 2008
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book by Jeffery DeaverBest Paperback Original, 2008
A Welcome Grave by Michael KorytaBest PI Novel, 2008
When One Man Dies by Dave WhiteBest First Novel, 2008
The Ancient Rain by Domenic StansberryBest Hardcover, 2009
The Black Hand by Will ThomasBest Paperback Original, 2009
The Blue Door by David FulmerBest Hardcover, 2009
The Evil That Men Do by Dave WhiteBest Paperback Original, 2009
Eye Of Jade by Diane Wei LiangBest First Novel, 2009
The Price of Blood by Declan HughesBest Hardcover, 2009
Salvation Boulevard: A Novel by Larry BeinhartBest Hardcover, 2009
Shot Girl by Karen E. OlsonBest Paperback Original, 2009
Stalking Susan by Julie KramerBest First Novel, 2009
The Stolen by Jason PinterBest Paperback Original, 2009
Swann's Last Song by Charles SalzbergBest First Novel, 2009
Veil of Lies by Jeri WestersonBest First Novel, 2009
Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery by Marc StrangeBest Paperback Original Novel, 2010
Dark Side of the Morgue by Raymond BensonBest Paperback Original Novel, 2010
The Good Son by Russel D. McLeanBest First Novel, 2010
The Last Gig by Norman GreenBest First Novel, 2010
Loser's Town by Daniel DeppBest First Novel, 2010
My Soul to Take by Yrsa SigurðardóttirBest Hardcover Novel, 2010
Red Blooded Murder by Laura CaldwellBest Paperback Original Novel, 2010
Schemers: A Nameless Detective Novel ("Nameless" Detective Novels) by Bill PronziniBest Hardcover Novel, 2010
The Silent Hour by Michael KorytaBest Hardcover Novel, 2010
Vengeance Road by Rick MofinaBest Paperback Original Novel, 2010
Where the Dead Lay by David LevienBest Hardcover Novel, 2010
City of Dragons by Kelli StanleyFirst Novel P.I., 2011
1222 by Anne HoltBest PI Novel, 2012
Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan CollinsBest PI Novel, 2012
The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard YanceyBest PI Novel, 2012
The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel by Nelson GeorgeBest First PI Novel, 2012
When the Thrill Is Gone by Walter MosleyBest PI Novel, 2012
Blood Orange by Karen KeskinenFirst Novel, 2014
Bad Country by CB McKenzieFirst Novel P.I., 2015
Beauty with a Bomb by M. C. GrantPaperback P.I., 2015
City Of Brick And Shadow by Tim WirkusFirst Novel P.I., 2015
Critical Damage (A Mark Mallen Novel) by Robert K. LewisPaperback P.I., 2015
The Detective & The Pipe Girl: A Mystery by Michael CravenPaperback P.I., 2015
Get Busy Dying by Ben RehderIndie P.I., 2015
The Hollow Girl by Reed Farrel ColemanHardcover P.I., 2015
Hounded by David RosenfeltHardcover P.I., 2015
Invisible City by Julia DahlFirst Novel P.I., 2015
Last of the Independents: Vancouver Noir by Sam WiebeFirst Novel P.I., 2015
Nobody's Child: A Georgia Davis Novel of Suspense (Georgia Davis Series) (Volume 4) by Libby Fischer HellmannIndie P.I., 2015
Peter Pan Must Die (Dave Gurney, No. 4): A Novel (A Dave Gurney Novel) by John VerdonHardcover P.I., 2015
Played to Death by BV LawsonIndie P.I., 2015
The Silkworm by Robert GalbraithHardcover P.I., 2015
Street Justice: A Smokey Dalton Novel by Kris NelscottPaperback P.I., 2015
Tokyo Kill: A Thriller (A Jim Brodie Novel) by Barry LancetHardcover P.I., 2015
Wink of an Eye by Lynn Chandler-WillisFirst Novel P.I., 2015
Brush Back by Sara ParetskyBest PI Novel, 2016
Brutality by Ingrid ThoftBest PI Novel, 2016
Dance of the Bones by J. A. JanceBest PI Novel, 2016
Depth by Lev AC RosenFirst Novel P.I., 2016
The Do-Right by Lisa SandlinFirst Novel P.I., 2016
Gumshoe by Rob LeiningerBest PI Novel, 2016
The Long Cold: Volume 8 (LaStanza Series) by O'Neil De NouxBest Original PI Paperback, 2016
Night Tremors by Matt CoyleFirst Novel P.I., 2016
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel (An Elvis Cole Novel) by Robert CraisBest PI Novel, 2016
The Red Storm: A Mystery by Grant BywatersFirst Novel P.I., 2016
Trouble in Rooster Paradise (Gunnar Nilson Mystery) by T. W. EmoryFirst Novel P.I., 2016
The Detective & the Chinese High-Fin: A John Darvelle Mystery by Michael CravenOriginal Private Eye Paperback, 2017
Fever City by Tim BakerFirst Private Eye Novel, 2017
Fields Where They Lay by Timothy HallinanPrivate Eye Novel, 2017
The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey DavisPrivate Eye Novel, 2017
Hold Me, Babe: Volume 3 (Lucien Caye Private Eye) by O'Neil De NouxOriginal Private Eye Paperback, 2017
IQ by Joe IdeFirst Private Eye Novel, 2017
My Bad: A Mile High Noir by Manuel RamosOriginal Private Eye Paperback, 2017
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem KhanOriginal Private Eye Paperback, 2017
The Second Girl by David SwinsonFirst Private Eye Novel, 2017
SoHo Sins by Richard VineFirst Private Eye Novel, 2017
The Stardom Affair (Neil Gulliver & Stevie Marriner) by Robert S. LevinsonPrivate Eye Novel, 2017
Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel ColemanPrivate Eye Novel, 2017
With Six You Get Wally (A John Bekker Mystery) by Al LamandaPrivate Eye Novel, 2017

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