2015 LCC Award Nominees


Left Coast Crime 2015 has just announced the nominees for the 2015 LCC Awards (Lefty, Bruce Alexsander Memorial Historical Mystery, Rose, Rosebud) as follows:

The Lefty has been awarded for the best humorous mystery novel since 1996. This year’s nominees are:

・Donna Andrews, The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Minotaur Books)

・Timothy Hallinan, Herbie’s Game (Soho Crime)

・Jess Lourey, January Thaw (Midnight Ink)

・Cindy Sample, Dying for a Dude (Cindy Sample Books)

・Diane Vallere, Suede to Rest (Berkley Prime Crime)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (first awarded in 2004) is given to mystery novels covering events before 1960. This year’s nominees are:

・Rhys Bowen, Queen of Hearts (Berkley Prime Crime)

・Susanna Calkins, From the Charred Remains (Minotaur Books)

・Catriona McPherson, A Deadly Measure of Brimstone (Minotaur Books)

・Kelli Stanley, City of Ghosts (Minotaur Books)

・Jeri Westerson, Cup of Blood (Old London Press)

The Rose, commemorating our Portland location, is for the best mystery novel set in the LCC region. The nominees are:

・Chelsea Cain, One Kick (Simon & Schuster)

・Terri Nolan, Glass Houses (Midnight Ink)

・Gigi Pandian, Pirate Vishnu (Henery Press)

・L.J. Sellers, Deadly Bonds (Thomas & Mercer)

・Johnny Shaw, Plaster City (Thomas & Mercer)

The Rosebud, for the best first mystery novel set anywhere in the world. The nominees are:

・Lisa Alber, Kilmoon (Muskrat Press)

・M.P. Cooley, Ice Shear (William Morrow)

・Allen Eskens, The Life We Bury (Seventh Street Books)

・Lori Rader-Day, The Black Hour (Seventh Street Books)

・Holly West, Mistress of Fortune (Carina Press ebook)

The winners will be announced and prensented at an LCC banquet on March 14 in Portland, Oregon.