Nominees for 2015 Left Coast Crime awards

The folks behind Left Coast Crime have announced the nominees for the awards that will be handed out at this year’s event. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 14, at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. The award nominees have been selected by convention registrants.

The Lefty for the best humorous mystery novel:

 The Good, the Bad, and the Emus, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
 Herbie’s Game, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
 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:
 Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
 From the Charred Remains, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)
 A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, by Catriona McPherson (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:
 One Kick, by Chelsea Cain (Simon & Schuster)
 Glass Houses, by Terri Nolan (Midnight Ink)
 Pirate Vishnu, by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)
 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:
 Kilmoon, by Lisa Alber (Muskrat Press)
 Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (Morrow)
 The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
 The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
 Mistress of Fortune, by Holly West (Carina Press)

The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by fans of mystery literature for fans of mystery literature, including both readers and authors. Usually held in the western half of North America, LCC’s intent is to provide an event where mystery fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. The 25th annual Left Coast Crime Convention will take place in Portland, OR, March 12–15, 2015. This year’s Guests of Honor are authors Chelsea Cain and Timothy Hallinan. Phillip Margolin is a Special Guest. Friends of Mystery are the Fan Guests of Honor. Author Gar Anthony Haywood will serve as Toastmaster.