Sunday, March 25, 2018


2018 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards

Left Coast Crime 2018, “Crime on the Comstock,”  awarded four Lefty awards at the 28th annual LCC convention at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. 
The Lefty are for books published in 2017:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel.
 Ellen Byron, A Cajun Christmas 

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960.
Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field 
Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel.
• Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Homicide 
Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories).
  • William Kent Krueger, Sulfur Springs 
The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. Usually held in the western half of North America, LCC’s intent is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. Lefty Awards have been given since 1996.

The 28th annual Left Coast Crime Convention took place in Reno, Nevada, March 22–25, 2018.

Left Coast Crime is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation holding annual mystery conventions in the West. Each LCC convention raises money to support a local literary organization and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

For more information on Left Coast Crime 2018, please visit

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the Lefty prize results! And the Philip Kerr remembrance.