Sunday, 23 March 2014

Calamari Crime! Left Coast Crime Awards

The winners have been announced in four categories of awards presented during Left Coast Crime in Monterey at the Banquet on March 22 2014. (Winner in bold)

The Lefty: Best Humorous Mystery Novel –
The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
The Last Word by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)
The Good Cop by Brad Parks (Minotaur Books)
Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample Books)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award: Best Historical Mystery Novel Covering Events Before 1960
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (Mulholland Books)
Covenant with Hell by Priscilla Royal (Poisoned Pen Press)
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Squid: Best mystery set within the United States
W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Putnam, Marian Wood Books)
Purgatory Key by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge)
A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)

The Calamari: Best Mystery Set Anywhere Else in the World
Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black (Soho Crime)
Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann (Soho Crime)
As She Left It by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger (Poisoned Pen Press)

Congratulations also go to William Kent Kruger who won the Dilys Award with his novel Ordinary Grace (Atria Books).
The Dilys Award is given annually by the IMBA (Independent Mystery Booksellers Association) to the mystery titles of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling. The Dilys Award is named in honor of Dilys Winn, the founder of the first specialty bookseller of mystery books in the United States. 

Congratulations to all the winners.

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