Tuesday, January 17, 2023

LEFTY AWARD NOMINEES: Left Coast Crime: Trouble in Tucson!


Lefty Award Nominees

The Lefty Awards will be voted on at the Left Coast Crime Convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 18, at the El Conquistador Resort in the Oro Valley of Tucson, Arizona. Congratulations to all!

Lefty Nominees for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
  • Ellen Byron, Bayou Book Thief (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Jennifer J. Chow, Death by Bubble Tea (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • A.J. Devlin, Five Moves of Doom (NeWest Press)
  • T.G. Herren, A Streetcar Named Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Catriona McPherson, Scot in a Trap (Severn House)

Lefty Nominees for Best Historical Mystery Novel

(The Bill Gottfried Memorial) for books set before 1970
  • Dianne Freeman, A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder (Kensington Books)
  • Catriona McPherson, In Place of Fear (Severn House)
  • Wanda M. Morris, Anywhere You Run (William Morrow)
  • Karen Odden, Under a Veiled Moon (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Ann Parker, The Secret in the Wall (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Iona Whishaw, Framed in Fire (Touchwood)

    Lefty Nominees for Best Debut Mystery Novel
    • Erin E. Adams, Jackal (Bantam Books)
    • Eli Cranor, Don’t Know Tough (Soho Crime)
    • Ramona Emerson, Shutter (Soho Crime)
    • Meredith Hambrock, Other People’s Secrets (Crooked Lane Books)
    • Harini Nagendra, The Bangalore Detectives Club (Pegasus Crime)
    • Rob Osler, Devil’s Chew Toy (Crooked Lane Books)
    • Jane Pek, The Verifiers (Vintage Books)

    Lefty Nominees for Best Mystery Novel

    (not in other categories)
    • Kellye Garrett, Like a Sister (Mulholland Books)
    • Laurie R. King, Back to the Garden (Bantam Books)
    • James L’Etoile, Dead Drop (Level Best Books)
    • Gigi Pandian, Under Lock & Skeleton Key (Minotaur Books)
    • Louise Penny, A World of Curiosities (Minotaur Books)
    • Alex Segura, Secret Identity (Flatiron Books)
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