Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Left Coast Crime 2018 Award Nominations Announced

Left Coast Crime 2018, “Crime on the Comstock,” will be giving out four Lefty awards at the 28th annual LCC convention, to be held in Reno in March: humorous, historical, debut, and best. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada. The award nominees have been selected by this and last years’ convention registrants. The nomination period has just concluded, and LCC is delighted to announce the Lefty nominees for books published in 2017:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
The nominees are:
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper (Minotaur Books) 
The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
Dying for a Diamond by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960
The nominees are:
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union Publishing)
The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe (Seventh Street Books)
Dangerous To Know by Renee Patrick (Forge)
The Proud Sinner by Priscilla Royal (Poisoned Pen Press)
Season of Blood by Jeri Westerson (Severn House Publishers)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel.
The nominees are:
A Short Time To Die by Susan Alice Bickford (Kensington)
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink) 
Lost Luggage by Wendall Thomas (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Head in Cambodia by Nancy Tingley (Swallow Press)
Protocol by Kathleen Valenti (Henery Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories).
The nominees are:
Blood Truth by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books) 
Glass Houses by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)
Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)

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.

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