Wednesday 18 January 2023

Left Coast Crime - Lefty Award Nominees

The Lefty Awards will be voted on at the Left Coast Crime Convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 18, at the El Conquistador Resort in the Oro Valley of Tucson, Arizona. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Lefty Nominees for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

Bayou Book Thief by Ellen Byron (Berkley Prime Crime)

Death by Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. Chow (Berkley Prime Crime)

Five Moves of Doom by A.J. Devlin (NeWest Press)

A Streetcar Named Murder by T.G. Herren (Crooked Lane Books)

Scot in a Trap by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)

Lefty Nominees for Best Historical Mystery Novel

(The Bill Gottfried Memorial) for books set before 1970

A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington Books)

In Place of Fear by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)

Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. Morris (William Morrow)

Under a Veiled Moon by Karen Odden (Crooked Lane Books)

The Secret in the Wall by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)

Framed in Fire by Iona Whishaw (Touchwood)

Lefty Nominees for Best Debut Mystery Novel

Jackal by Erin E. Adams (Bantam Books)

Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)

Shutter by Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)

Other People’s Secrets by Meredith Hambrock (Crooked Lane Books)

The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagendra (Pegasus Crime)

Devil’s Chew Toy by Rob Osler (Crooked Lane Books)

The Verifiers by Jane Pek (Vintage Books)

Lefty Nominees for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories)

Like a Sister by Kellye Garret (Mulholland Books)

Back to the Garden by Laurie R. King (Bantam Books)

Dead Drop by James L’Etoile (Level Best Books)

Under Lock & Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian (Minotaur Books)

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

Secret Identity by Alex Segura (Flatiron Books)

Thanks to Gabriel Valjan for the collage of nominees.

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