2014 Left Coast Crime Award Nominations Announced


LEFT COAST CRIME 2014 has announced the nomiees for the LCC awards as follows:

The Lefty: Best humorous mystery novel:

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: Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960:

Rhys Bowen, Heirs and Graces (Berkley Prime Crime)

Susan Elia MacNeal, His Majesty’s Hope (Bantam)

Catriona McPherson, Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses (Minotaur Books)

David Morrell, Murder as a Fine Art (Mulholland Books)

Priscilla Royal, Covenant with Hell (Poisoned Pen Press)

Jacqueline Winspear, Leaving Everything Most Loved (HarperCollins)

The Squid: Best mystery set within the United States:

Sue Grafton, W Is for Wasted (Putnam, Marian Wood Books)

Darrell James, Purgatory Key (Midnight Ink)

William Kent Krueger, Ordinary Grace (Atria Books)

Hank Phillippi Ryan, The Wrong Girl (Forge)

Terry Shames, A Killing at Cotton Hill (Seventh Street Books)

The Calamari: Best mystery set anywhere else in the world:

Cara Black, Murder Below Montparnasse (Soho Crime)

Lisa Brackmann, Hour of the Rat (Soho Crime)

Catriona McPherson, As She Left It (Midnight Ink)

Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (Minotaur Books)

Jeffrey Siger, Mykonos After Midnight (Poisoned Pen Press)

The Left Coast Crime Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

The winners will be announced at an LCC banquet on March 22 in Monterey, California.