Tuesday, 14 January 2020

2020 Left Coast Crime - Lefty Award Nominees

The Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards are fan awards chosen by registered members of the Left Coast Crime convention. Nominations for awards to be presented at each annual convention are made by people registered for that convention and also the immediately prior convention. A ballot listing the official nominees is given to each registrant when they check in at the convention, and final voting takes place at the convention. The ballots are tabulated and that year’s Lefty Awards are presented at the Awards Celebration.

Left Coast Crime 2020 will be presenting four Lefty Awards at the 30th annual LCC convention in San Diego, California The Lefty awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
Murder from Scratch by Leslie Karst (Crooked Lane Books)
The Subject of Malice by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
Scot & Soda by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
Drowned Under by Wendall Thomas (Poisoned Pen Press)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
for books covering events before 1970
Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
The Pearl Dagger by L.A. Chandlar,  (Kensington Books)
A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington Books)
The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe (Seventh Street Books)
The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha (Ecco)
Borrowed Time by Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)
Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell Hall (Forge Books)
Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Mulholland Books)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge (Agora Books)
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (Sarah Crichton Books)
One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski (Graydon House)
Three-Fifths by John Vercher (Agora Books)
Murderabilia by Carl Vonderau, (Midnight Ink)

To be eligible, titles must have been published for the first time in the United States or Canada during 2019, in book or ebook format. (If published in other countries before 2019, a book is still eligible if it meets the US or Canadian publication requirement.)

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