Tuesday 27 March 2018

2018 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards


Left Coast Crime 2018, “Crime on the Comstock,”  awarded four Lefty awards at the 28th annual LCC convention at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada.   The Lefty are for books published in 2017:

Best Humorous Mystery Novel. A Cajun Christmas by Ellen Byron

Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960. 
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
Best Debut Mystery Novel. 
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories)
Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger

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.

The 28th annual Left Coast Crime Convention took place in Reno, Nevada, March 22–25, 2018.

Left Coast Crime is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation holding annual mystery conventions in the West. Each LCC convention raises money to support a local literary organization and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

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