Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover

 

2013 selection

Taken

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2013

by Robert Crais

When Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are hired to find her missing girl, the investigation derails into a nightmare. Cole himself disappears and it’s left to Pike to burn through the deadly world of human traffickers...


2012 selection

A Bad Night's Sleep

Joe Kozmarski #3

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2012

by Michael Wiley

Winner of the Shamus Award for Best Novel

Working late-night surveillance at a luxury condominium development, Chicago private investigator Joe Kozmarski encounters a burglary crew. Two of the crew members show...


2011 selection

No Mercy: A Mystery

Mercy Gunderson #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2011

by Lori Armstrong

From award-winning author Lori Armstrong comes a gripping tale of brutal murder, as former army sniper Mercy Gunderson learns anew when she returns to the family ranch that, for the weak, the western plains...


2010 selection

Locked In

Sharon McCone #26

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2010

by Marcia Muller

Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack...


2009 selection

Empty Ever After

Moe Prager #5

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2009

by Reed Farrel Coleman & Barry Shamus

There are no second acts for the dead . . . or are there?

For over twenty years, retired NYPD officer and PI Moe Prager, has been haunted by the secret that would eventually destroy his family. Now, two years...


2008 selection

Soul Patch

Moe Prager #4

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2008

by Reed Farrel Coleman & Barry Shamus

Ex-NYPD cop turned P.I. and entrepreneur, Moe Prager is faced with a gut-wrenching case. The apparent suicide of his old friend and NYPD Chief of Detectives, Larry McDonald, forces Moe back onto the decaying...


2007 selection

The Dramatist

Jack Taylor #4

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2007

by Ken Bruen

Seems impossible, but Jack Taylor is sober---off booze, pills, powder, and nearly off cigarettes, too. The main reason he's been able to keep clean: his dealer's in jail, which leaves Jack without a source....


2006 selection

The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel

Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer #1

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2006, Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2006

by Michael Connelly, Big Kenny & Allen Rucker

This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has...


2004 selection

The Guards

Jack Taylor #1

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2004

by Ken Bruen

Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Síochána—the Guards, Ireland’s police force—and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway...


2003 selection

Blackwater Sound

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2003

by James W. Hall

The Braswell family had everything people would kill for: money, looks, power. But their eldest son, the family's shining light, died in a bizarre fishing accident. And when he disappeared-hauled into the depths...


2002 selection

Reflecting the Sky

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #7

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2002

by S. J. Rozan

S. J. Rozan is widely regarded as one of the finest crime writers to emerge in the past decade. Praised by critics and colleagues alike, her works have been finalists for most of the major awards and have won...


2000 selection

California Fire and Life

Shamus Best P.I. Hardcover 2000

by Don Winslow

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap....