Awards from 2012 Left Coast Crime

Last night, at Left Coast Crime in Sacramento, the following awards were given out:

The Lefty—Best humorous mystery novel:
Winner: THE REAL MACAW by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
GETTING OLD CAN KILL YOU by Rita Lakin (Dell)
OCTOBER FEST by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
MAGICAL ALIENATION by Kris Neri (Red Coyote Press)
DYING FOR A DANCE by Cindy Sample (L & L Dreamspell)
THE ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY by John Vorhaus (Crown)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award—Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960:
Winner: MERCURY’S RISE by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
NAUGHTY IN NICE by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
A GAME OF LIES by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)
A KILLING SEASON by Priscilla Royal (Poisoned Pen Press)
TROUBLED BONES by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur)
A LESSON IN SECRETS by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

The Golden Nugget—Best mystery novel set in California:
Winner: CITY OF SECRETS  by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
DISTURBANCE by Jan Burke (Simon & Schuster)
THE DROP by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
BIT PLAYER by Janet Dawson (Perseverance Press)
V IS FOR VENGEANCE by Sue Grafton (Putnam)

Eureka!—Best first mystery novel:
Winner: NAZARETH CHILD by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
THE BAFFLED BEATLEMANIAC Caper by Sally Carpenter (Oak Tree Press)
Dead Man’s Switch by Tammy Kaehler (Poisoned Pen Press)

The Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers
Winner: GHOST HERO by S. J. Rozan (Minotaur)
WHEN ELVES ATTACK by Tim Dorsey (Morrow)
WICKED AUTUMN by G. M. Malliet (Minotaur)
TAG MAN by Archer Mayor (Minotaur)
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny (Minotaur)