2014 LEFT COAST CRIME AWARD Winners Mar23

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...

2014 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations Announced Jan27

2014 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations Announced

The fine folks at Left Coast Crime have announced the nominees for the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 22, at the Portola Hotel & Spa. The Lefty has been awarded for the best humorous mystery novel since 1996. This year’s nominees are: Donna Andrews, The Hen of the Baskervilles (Minotaur Books) Timothy Hallinan, The Fame Thief (Soho Crime) Lisa Lutz, The Last Word (Simon & Schuster) Brad Parks, The Good Cop (Minotaur Books) Cindy Sample, Dying for a Daiquiri (Cindy Sample Books) The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (first...

2013 Left Coast Crime award winners Mar24

2013 Left Coast Crime award winners

Tonight, in Colorado Springs, the winners of the Left Coast Crime Awards were announced: The Lefty for best humorous mystery novel since 1996: Winner: Brad Parks, The Girl Next Door (Minotaur) Mike Befeler, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder (Five Star) Laura DiSilverio, Swift Run (Minotaur) Jess Lourey, December Dread (Midnight Ink) Lisa Lutz, Trail of the Spellmans (Simon & Schuster) Nancy Glass West, Fit To Be Dead (Southwest Publications) The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for mystery novels covering events before 1960. Winner: Catriona McPherson, Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder (Minotaur) Rhys...

Awards from 2012 Left Coast Crime Apr01

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...

2012 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations Announced Jan30

2012 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations Announced

Left Coast Crime 2012, “Mining for Murder,” will be giving four awards at the 22nd annual LCC convention in Sacramento, California. The awards will be voted on at the convention and presented at a banquet on Saturday, March 31, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. The nomination period has just concluded, and LCC is delighted to announce the nominees for books published in 2011: The Lefty has been awarded for the best humorous mystery novel since 1996. This year’s nominees are: Donna Andrews, THE REAL MACAW (Minotaur) Rita Lakin, GETTING OLD CAN KILL YOU (Dell) Jess Lourey, OCTOBER FEST (Midnight Ink) Kris Neri, MAGICAL ALIENATION (Red Coyote...