SHAMUS AWARD FOR BEST FIRST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL
1985-2002
Presented annually by the Private Eye Writers of America to honor writers of private-eye mystery fiction. Winners are selected by committees of writers. The award for Best First Private Eye Novel was first presented in 1985.

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2002 David Fulmer Chasing the Devil's Tail
2001 Bob Truluck Street Level
2000 John Connolly Every Dead Thing
1999 Steve Hamilton A Cold Day in Paradise
1998 Rick Riordan Big Red Tequila
1997 Carol Lea Benjamin This Dog for Hire
1996 Richard Barre The Innocents
1995 Dennis Lehane A Drink Before the War
1994 Lynne Hightower Satan's Lambs
1993 James Straley The Woman Who Married a Bear
1992 Thomas D. Davis Suffer Little Children
1991 Walter Mosley Devil in a Blue Dress
1990 Karen Kijewski Katwalk
1989 Gar Anthony Haywood Fear of the Dark
1988 Michael Allegretto Death on the Rocks
1987 J.W. Ryder Jersey Tomatoes
1986 Wayne Warga Hardcover
1985 Jack Early A Creative Kind of Killer

 
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