2014 LEFT COAST CRIME AWARD Winners


Last night, at the Left Coast Crime Festival, the Left Coast Crime Awards were presented.

The Lefty (Best humorous mystery novel) 
Brad Parks, The Good Cop (Minotaur Books)

Other nominees:
Donna Andrews, The Hen of the Baskervilles (Minotaur Books)
Timothy Hallinan, The Fame Thief (Soho Crime)
Lisa Lutz, The Last Word (Simon & Schuster)
Cindy Sample, Dying for a Daiquiri (Cindy Sample Books)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Best mystery novel set before 1960)
Catriona McPherson, Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Minotaur Books)

Other nominees:
Rhys Bowen, Heirs and Graces (Berkley Prime Crime)
Susan Elia MacNeal, His Majesty’s Hope (Bantam)
David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art (Mulholland Books)
Priscilla Royal, Covenant with Hell (Poisoned Pen Press)
Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved (HarperCollins)

The Squid (Best mystery novel set in the United States)
William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace (Atria Books)

Other nominees:
Sue Grafton, W Is for Wasted (Putnam, Marian Wood Books)
Darrell James, Purgatory Key (Midnight Ink)
Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Wrong Girl (Forge)
Terry Shames, A Killing at Cotton Hill (Seventh Street Books)

The Calamari (Best mystery novel set outside the US)
Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (Minotaur Books)

Other nominees:
Cara Black, Murder Below Montparnasse (Soho Crime)
Lisa Brackmann, Hour of the Rat (Soho Crime)
Catriona McPherson, As She Left It (Midnight Ink)
Jeffrey Siger, Mykonos After Midnight (Poisoned Pen Press)