04 February 2013

Left Coast Crime Awards Nominations Announced!

Left Coast Crime 2013 "Where Murder is the Last Resort" will take place in Colorado Springs March 21st to 24th. 

There will be four awards this year. Winners will be voted on by convention attendees, and announced at the awards banquet on Saturday, March 23rd. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Clicking on underlined titles will link to my review.  Obviously, I still have a great deal of reading to do.

The Lefty (Best Humorous Mystery Novel)

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)
Brad Parks, The Girl Next Door (Minotaur)
Nancy Glass West, Fit To Be Dead (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery (Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960)

Rhys Bowen, The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Berkley Prime Crime)
Rebecca Cantrell, A City of Broken Glass (Forge)
Dennis Lehane, Live by Night (William Morrow)
Catronia McPherson, Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder (Minotaur)
Jacqueline Winspear, Elegy for Eddie (HarperCollins)

The Rocky (Best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region)

Margaret Coel, Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now (Berkley Prime Crime)
Chuck Greaves, Hush Money (Minotaur)
Beth Groundwater, Wicked Eddies (Midnight Ink)
Darrell James, Sonora Crossing (Midnight Ink)
Craig Johnson, As the Crow Flies (Viking)

The Watson (Best sidekick in a mystery)

Juliet Blackwell, In a Witch’s Wardrobe (Obsidian)
Robert Crais, Taken (Putnam)
Chris Grabenstein, Fun House (Pegasus)
L.C. Hayden, When the Past Haunts You (CreateSpace)
Rochelle Staab, Brouja Brouhaha (Berkley Prime Crime) 


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