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 OF A MURDERER, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)
THE CHOCOLATE KISS-OFF, by Heather Haven (Wives of Bath Press)
THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC, by Jennifer Kincheloe (Seventh Street)
DREAMING SPIES, by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)

Lefty for Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel (set in this year’s LCC geographic region, meaning the Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii):
THE ACCIDENTAL ALCHEMIST, by Gigi Pandian (Midnight Ink)
Other nominees
THE CROSSING, by Michael Connelly, (Little, Brown)
NIGHT TREMORS, by Matt Coyle (Oceanview)
THE PROMISE, by Robert Crais, (Putnam)
YOUNG AMERICANS, by Josh Stallings (Heist)

Lefty for Best World Mystery Novel (set outside the LCC geographic region):
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Other nominees
THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, by Lou Berney (Morrow)
DRAGON DAY, by Lisa Brackmann (Soho Crime)
THE KILLING KIND, by Chris Holm (Mulholland)
STONE COLD DEAD, by James W. Ziskin, (Seventh Street)

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