2015 Left Coast Crime Award Winners

Last Night, in Portland, the 2015 Left Coast Crime awards were handed out.

The Lefty for the best humorous mystery novel:
Herbie’s Game, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)

Other nominees:
he Good, the Bad, and the Emus, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
January Thaw, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Dying for a Dude, by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample)
Suede to Rest, by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award is given to mystery novels covering events before 1960:
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)

Other nominees:
Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
From the Charred Remains, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)
City of Ghosts, by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
Cup of Blood, by Jeri Westerson (Old London Press)

The Rose, commemorating our Portland location, is for the best mystery novel set in the LCC region:
Pirate Vishnu, by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)

Other nominees:One Kick, by Chelsea Cain (Simon & Schuster)
Glass Houses, by Terri Nolan (Midnight Ink)
Deadly Bonds, by L.J. Sellers (Thomas & Mercer)
Plaster City, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

The Rosebud, for the best first mystery novel set anywhere in the world:
The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)

Other nominees:
Kilmoon, by Lisa Alber (Muskrat Press)
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (Morrow)
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
Mistress of Fortune, by Holly West (Carina Press)

Congratulations to all of the winners, each category featured stiff competition.