2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award Nominations An...

January 15, 2019 — Vancouver, BC — Left Coast Crime 2019, “Whale of a Crime,” will be giving four Lefty Awards at the 29th annual LCC convention, to be held in Vancouver in March: humorous, historical, debut, and best. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 30, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, BC. The award nominees have been selected by this and last years’ convention registrants. There are more nominees in each category this year due to unusually close voting. LCC is delighted to announce the Lefty nominees for books published in 2018: Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. The...

Winners of 2016 Lefty Awards Feb29

Winners of 2016 Lefty Awards

This weekend, at LEFT COAST CRIME 2016,  the winners were announced for the 2016 LEFTY awards. Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel: LORD OF THE WINGS, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur) Other nominees PLANTATION SHUDDERS, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane) FEBRUARY FEVER, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink) DYING FOR A DONUT, by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample) CRUSHED VELVET, by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime) Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (formerly the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award, given to the best mystery novel covering events before 1960): MALICE AT THE PALACE, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime) Other nominees THE MASQUE...

Nominees for the 2016 LEFTY Awards Jan17

Nominees for the 2016 LEFTY Awards

The powers that be behind LEFT COAST CRIME have announced the nominees for the 2016 LEFTY awards. Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel: LORD OF THE WINGS, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur) PLANTATION SHUDDERS, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane) FEBRUARY FEVER, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink) DYING FOR A DONUT, by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample) CRUSHED VELVET, by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime) Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (formerly the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award, given to the best mystery novel covering events before 1960): MALICE AT THE PALACE, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime) THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, by Susanna...

2015 Left Coast Crime Award Winners Mar15

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...

Nominees for 2015 Left Coast Crime awards Jan26

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...