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2010 Shamus Awards Announced

The following books and authors have won the 2010 Shamus Awards, bestowed by the Private Eye Writers of America in recognition of the private eye genre and its writers.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel

Locked in by Marcia Muller — (Grand Central)

Also nominated

The silent hour by Michael Koryta — (Minotaur)

Where the dead lay : a novel by David Levien — (Doubleday

Schemers : a Nameless Detective novel by Bill Pronzini — (Forge)

My soul to take : a novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurdardottir ; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Anna Yates — (William Morrow)

Best First P.I. Novel

Faces of the gone by Brad Parks — (Minotaur)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert Crais