The Gumshoe Awards are an American award for popular crime fiction literary works. The Gumshoe Awards are awarded annually by the American Internet magazine Mystery Ink (not to be confused with Mystery Inc.) to recognize the best achievements in crime fiction. The nominated books were chosen from those published for the first time in the United States in English (or English translation). They have been awarded since 2002 in several categories:
Best First Novel
Best Crime Fiction Website
Lifetime Achievement Award
The magazine "Mystery Ink" is not available as a print medium and is one of the world's first online magazines.
In 2005 a new award category was introduced: Best European Crime Novel.