Sunday, 28 February 2016

2016 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards winners

Left Coast Crime 2016, “The Great Cactus Caper,” awarded four Lefty awards on Saturday 27 February 2016 at the 26th annual LCC convention, held this year in Phoenix. The full list of nominations can be found here.

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel (given since 1996)
Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial, first given in 2004) for books covering events before 1960.
Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)

Lefty for Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel set in the LCC Geographic Region (Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii)
The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian (Midnight Ink)

Lefty for Best World Mystery Novel (set outside LCC Geographic Region)
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

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.

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