The Lefty awards were announced at the Left Coast Crime banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
This year’s winners are:
Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel.
Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron(Crooked Lane Books)
Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960.
The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel.
Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon (Henery Press)
Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories).
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Congratulations to all!
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.
A full list of the nominees can be found here.
H/T Mystery Fanfare