2016 Lefty Nominees Announced


Left Coast Crime2016 has announced the nominees for the 2016 Lefty Awards as follows: (Now all Left Coast Crime awards are called “Lefty.”)

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel (given since 1996):

Donna Andrews, Lord of the Wings (Minotaur Books)

Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders (Crooked Lane Books)

Jess Lourey, February Fever (Midnight Ink)

Cindy Sample, Dying for a Donut (Cindy Sample Books)

Diane Vallere, Crushed Velvet (Berkley Prime Crime)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial, first given in 2004) for books covering events before 1960:

Rhys Bowen, Malice at the Palace (Berkley Prime Crime)

Susanna Calkins, The Masque of a Murderer (Minotaur Books)

Heather Haven, The Chocolate Kiss-Off (Wives of Bath Press)

Jennifer Kincheloe, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Seventh Street Books)

Laurie R. King, Dreaming Spies (Bantam Books)

Susan Elia MacNeal, Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Bantam Books)

Lefty for Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel, set in the LCC Geographic Region (Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii) :

Michael Connelly, The Crossing (Little, Brown and Company)

Matt Coyle, Night Tremors (Oceanview Publishing)

Robert Crais, The Promise (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Gigi Pandian, The Accidental Alchemist (Midnight Ink)

Josh Stallings, Young Americans (Heist Publishing)

Lefty for Best World Mystery Novel (set outside LCC Geographic Region):

Lou Berney, The Long and Faraway Gone (William Morrow)

Lisa Brackmann, Dragon Day (Soho Crime)

Chris Holm, The Killing Kind (Mulholland Books)

Louise Penny, The Nature of the Beast (Minotaur Books)

James W. Ziskin, Stone Cold Dead (Seventh Street Books)

The winners will be announced on February 27 in Phoenix, Arizona during Left Coast Crime 2016.