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...

Lefty Award nominees Jan24

Lefty Award nominees

The nominees for awards to be given out at Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles have been announced. Left Coast Crime will be held from March 11-14th. Here are the nominees for the various awards. The Lefty Award for a humorous mystery – Donna Andrews – Swan for the Money Mike Befeler – Living With Your Kids Is Murder Denise Dietz – Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread Rita Lakin – Getting Old Is a Disaster Kris Neri – High Crimes on the Magical Plane The Bruce Alexander Award for a historical mystery set before 1950. Tasha Alexander – Tears of Pearl Rhys Bowen – In a Gilded Cage Rebecca Cantrell...