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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

LEFTY AWARD NOMINATIONS: Left Coast Crime 2019

Left Coast Crime announced the nominees for the Lefty Awards. The Lefty awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 30, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, during Left Coast Crime. Congrats to all!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. The nominees are:
  • Ellen Byron, Mardi Gras Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Ending (Midnight Ink)
  • Timothy Hallinan, Nighttown (Soho Crime)
  • Leslie Karst, Death al Fresco (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Cynthia Kuhn, The Spirit in Question (Henery Press)
  • Catriona McPherson, Scot Free (Midnight Ink)
Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960. The nominees are:
  • Rhys Bowen, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Berkeley Prime Crime)
  • David Corbett, The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Black Opal Books)
  • Laurie R. King, Island of the Mad (Bantam Books)
  • Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (Soho Crime)
  • Ann Parker, A Dying Note (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal (Touchwood Editions)
Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel. The nominees are:
  • Tracy Clark, Broken Places (Kensington Books)
  • A.J. Devlin, Cobra Clutch (NeWest Press)
  • A.J. Finn, The Woman in the Window (William Morrow)
  • Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Kensington Books)
  • Aimee Hix, What Doesn’t Kill You (Midnight Ink)
  •  Keenan Powell, Deadly Solution (Level Best Books)
  • J.G. Toews, Give Out Creek (Mosaic Press)
Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories). The nominees are:
  • Lou Berney, November Road (William Morrow)
  • Matt Coyle, Wrong Light (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind (Minotaur Books)
  • Lori Rader-Day, Under a Dark Sky (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • Terry Shames, A Reckoning in the Back Country (Seventh Street Books)
  • James W. Ziskin, A Stone’s Throw (Seventh Street Books)