The winners of the 2010 Shamus Awards were announced last night at Bouchercon. This award is given annually by the Private Eye Writers of America to honor excellent work in the private eye genre. (The series PI is noted in parentheses.)
◊ Best PI Hardcover: Locked In by Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone)
◊ Best First PI Novel: Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks (Carter Ross)
◊ Best PI Paperback Original: Sinner's Ball by Ira Berkowitz (Jackson Steeg)
◊ Best PI Short Story: "Julius Katz" (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine) by Dave Zeltserman
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Robert Crais, who is probably best known for his multiple award-winning Elvis Cole mystery series.