Novel with Woman P.I. Wins Shamus Award

Five days and a cross-country plane trip later, I’m still somewhat dazed from winning a Shamus Award at Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach.  The Private Eye Writers of America named Don’t Dare a Dame the Best Indie P.I. Novel of 2013.


2014 Shamus Award from Private Eye Writers of America

2014 Shamus Award from Private Eye Writers of America




I feel humbled and very, very happy to receive this sort of validation from writers in the field which has long been my favorite.  It’s been a long road, and this is the sort of dream I never expected to come true.  My first book, mystery/suspense, was published in 1979.  For many years thereafter, I was constantly nudged to write novels of other types, even though I constantly floated ideas for mysteries with women sleuths.

More photos to come, along with a list of all this year’s Shamus winners and other tidbits on the gathering.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share.

M. Ruth Myers writes the Maggie Sullivan mystery series featuring a woman private eye in the 1930s/40s.

About mruthmyers

Welcome to the spot for aficionados of the 1940s, strong women protagonists and private eye novels. Shamus Award winning mystery writer M. Ruth Myers, author of the Maggie Sullivan mysteries and other novels, is your host. Share stories of your female relatives on the WW2 homefront. Find new books. Most of all have fun!

Posted on November 19, 2014, in Authors, News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This is such great news, Ruth. I am so very proud of you!


  2. Congratulations, Ruth!


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