Left Coast Crime 2016, “The Great Cactus Caper,” awarded four Lefty awards tonight at the 26th annual LCC convention, held this year in Phoenix.
Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel (given since 1996).
• Donna Andrews, Lord of the Wings (Minotaur Books)
Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial, first given in 2004) for books covering events before 1960.
• Rhys Bowen, Malice at the Palace (Berkley Prime Crime)
Lefty for Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel, set in the LCC Geographic Region (Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii).
• Gigi Pandian, The Accidental Alchemist (Midnight Ink)
Lefty for Best World Mystery Novel (set outside LCC Geographic Region).
• Louise Penny, The Nature of the Beast (Minotaur Books)
The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by fans of mystery literature for fans of mystery literature, including both readers and authors. Usually held in the western half of North America, LCC’s intent is to provide an event where mystery fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests.