Private Eye Writers of America announced this year’s Shamus Award winners at their Nov. 14 dinner in Long Beach, CA. The event took place at Gladstone’s Long Beach during the 2014 Bouchercon world mystery convention.
Here’s a photo of the recipients. L. to R. are Grant Bywaters (St. Martin’s/PWA contest), Sue Grafton, Brad Parks, Lachlan Smith, M. Ruth Myers, and Max Allan Collins.
I believe the photo was taken by Kevin Burton Smith or Ali Karim. (There were three photographers — practically enough to qualify as paparazzi.)
A list of this year’s finalists and the winners in each category is at the PWA website and on mystery blogs.
More photos of those attending, and info on writers I met at my table, will follow.
M. Ruth Myers writes The Maggie Sullivan mystery series featuring a woman P.I. in 1930s-40s Dayton, OH.