Sunday, March 21, 2021

LEFTY AWARDS PRESENTATION: Left Coast Crime - April 10


Lefty Awards Presentation

The 2021 Lefty Awards will be presented on April 10, 2021. We aren’t able to gather in person at our traditional Awards Banquet this year, but hope you will join us online with your beverage of choice. This Zoom Webinar is free, but advance registration is required. Left Coast Crime registrants are the first to receive the news about this event. We will be announcing the webinar to the public soon.

Registration Link
[Note: Left Coast Crime is charged for each registration.]


Start Time: 4:00 PM PDT, 5:00 MDT, 6:00 CDT, 7:00 pm EDT
Note: The webinar will open 15 minutes before start time to give everyone a chance to sign on, chat for a bit, and propose some virtual toasts.

Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel Presented

Lefty Award for Best Historical Novel Presented

Lefty Award for Best Humorous Novel Presented

Lefty Award for Best Novel Presented

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2021 Lefty Award Nominees

Lefty Nominees for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
  • Ellen Byron, Murder in the Bayou Boneyard (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Jennifer J. Chow, Mimi Lee Gets a Clue (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Carl Hiaasen, Squeeze Me (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Cynthia Kuhn, The Study of Secrets (Henery Press)
  • J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief Who Studied the Woman at Otowi Crossing (Aakenbaaken & Kent)
  • Sung J. Woo, Skin Deep (Agora Books)
Lefty Nominees for Best Historical Mystery Novel for books set before 1970
  • Susanna Calkins, The Fate of a Flapper (Minotaur Books)
  • Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder (Kensington Books)
  • Laurie R. King, Riviera Gold (Bantam Books)
  • Catriona McPherson, The Turning Tide (Quercus)
  • Ann Parker, Mortal Music (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • James W. Ziskin, Turn to Stone (Seventh Street Books)
Lefty Nominees for Best Debut Mystery Novel
  • Daisy Bateman, Murder Goes to Market (Seventh Street Books)
  • Mary Keliikoa, Derailed (Camel Press)
  • Erica Ruth Neubauer, Murder at the Mena House (Kensington Books)
  • Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club (Viking)
  • Halley Sutton, The Lady Upstairs (Putnam)
  • David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Winter Counts (Ecco)
Lefty Nominees for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories)
  • Tracy Clark, What You Don’t See (Kensington Books)
  • S.A. Cosby, Blacktop Wasteland (Flatiron Books)
  • Matt Coyle, Blind Vigil (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Rachel Howzell Hall, And Now She’s Gone (Forge)
  • Louise Penny, All the Devils Are Here (Minotaur Books)
Lucinda Surber & Stan Ulrich, Lefty Awards Co-Chairs

ABQ in ’22: Our Next In-Person Convention!
Left Coast Crime 2022: Albuquerque, New Mexico

When: April 7–10, 2022
Where: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Guest of Honor: Mick Herron
Guest of Honor: Catriona McPherson
Fan Guest of Honor: Kristopher Zgorski
Toastmaster: Kellye Garrett
Ghost of Honor: Tony Hillerman
Visit the LCC 2022 website for more details and to register.

Not sure if you are registered for Albuquerque? Check the Attendee page for your name.


1 comment:

Priscilla said...

A fabulous lineup! And a wonderful idea to have this.