2010 Dilys, Lefty, Bruce award winners

On March 13 at the 2010 Left Coast Crime conference held in LA, these award winners were announced as follows:

Dilys Award (given out by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association to “the mystery title of the year which the member booksellers have most enjoyed selling”):

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Delacorte)


The Lefty Award (for a humorous mystery):

Getting Old Is a Disaster, by Rita Lakin (Dell)

The Bruce Alexander Award (for a historical mystery set before 1950):

A Trace of Smoke, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge)

The Panik Award (for L.A.-based noir, honoring deceased LCC 2010 chairman Paul Anik):

Death Was in the Picture, by Linda L. Richards (St. Martin’s Press)