Tuesday, 27 January 2015

2015 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations.

The 25th annual Left Coast Crime Convention will take place in Portland, OR, March 12–15, 2015. This year’s Guests of Honor are authors Chelsea Cain and Timothy Hallinan. Phillip Margolin is a Special Guest. Friends of Mystery are the Fan Guests of Honor. Author Gar Anthony Haywood will serve as Toastmaster. –

Left Coast Crime 2015, “Crimelandia,” will be giving four awards at the 25th annual LCC convention, to be held in Portland. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 14, at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. The award nominees have been selected by convention registrants. The nomination period has just concluded, and LCC is delighted to announce the nominees for books published in 2014:
The Lefty has been awarded for the best humorous mystery novel since 1966 –
The Good, the Bad and the Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
Herbie’s Game by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
January Thaw by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Dying for a Dude by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample Books)
Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (first awarded in 2004) is given to mystery novels covering events by 1960 –
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
From the Charred Remains by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
City of Ghosts by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)
Cup of Blood by Jeri Westerson (Old London Press)

The Rose, commemorating our Portland location, is for the best mystery novel set in the LCC region –
One Kick by Chelsea Cain (Simon & Schuster)
Glass Houses by Terri Nolan (Midnight Ink)
Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)
Deadly Bonds by LJ Sellers (Thomas & Mercer)
Plaster City by Johnny Shaw (Thomas Mercer)

The Rosebud, for the best first mystery novel set anywhere in the world -
Kilmoon by Lisa Alber (Muskrat Press)
Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley (William Morrow)
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street Books)
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street Books)
Mistress of Fortune by Holly West (Carina Press ebook)

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.

Congratulations to all.

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