SHAMUS AWARD FOR BEST 

PRIVATE EYE NOVEL
1982-2002

The Private Eye Writers of America confer the Shamus Award. Eligible novels feature a "private eye" character who is an investigator, but does not work for a government or police agency. Winners are selected by committees of writers.  The award for Best Novel is listed below (best hardback Novel beginning in 2001).

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2002 S.J. Rozan Reflecting the Sky
2001 C. Garcia-Aguilera Havana Heat
2000 Don Winslow California Fire and Life
1999 Bill Pronzini Boobytrap
1998 Terence Faherty Come Back Dead
1997 Robert Crais Sunset Express
1996 S.J. Rozan Concourse
1995 Sue Grafton K Is for Killer
1994 Lawrence Block The Devil Knows You're Dead
1993 Harold Adams The Man Was Taller than God
1992 Max Collins Stolen Away
1991 Sue Grafton G Is for Gumshoe
1990 Jonathan Valin Extenuating Circumstances
1989 John Lutz Kiss
1988 Benjamin M. Schutz A Tax in Blood
1987 Jeremiah Healy Staked Goat
1986 Sue Grafton B Is for Burglar
1985 Loren D. Estleman Sugartown
1984 Max Allan Collins True Detective
1983 Lawrence Block Eight Million Ways to Die
1982 Bill Pronzini Hoodwink

 
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