Left Coast Crime 2023 has announced the nominees for its 2023 Lefty Awards as follows:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel:
Bayou Book Thief, by Ellen Byron (Berkley Prime Crime)
Death by Bubble Tea, by Jennifer J. Chow (Berkley Prime Crime)
Five Moves of Doom, by A.J. Devlin (NeWest Press)
A Streetcar Named Murder, by T.G. Herren (Crooked Lane)
Scot in a Trap, by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)

Bill Gottfried Memorial Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (books set before 1970):
A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder, by Dianne Freeman (Kensington)
In Place of Fear, by Catriona McPherson (Severn House)
Anywhere You Run, by Wanda M. Morris (Morrow)
Under a Veiled Moon, by Karen Odden (Crooked Lane)
The Secret in the Wall, by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
Framed in Fire, by Iona Whishaw (Touchwood)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel:
Jackal, by Erin E. Adams (Bantam)
Don’t Know Tough, by Eli Cranor (Soho Crime)
Shutter, by Ramona Emerson (Soho Crime)
Other People’s Secrets, by Meredith Hambrock (Crooked Lane)
The Bangalore Detectives Club, by Harini Nagendra (Pegasus Crime)
Devil’s Chew Toy, by Rob Osler (Crooked Lane)
The Verifiers, by Jane Pek (Vintage)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories):
Like a Sister, by Kellye Garrett (Mulholland)
Back to the Garden, by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
Dead Drop, by James L’Etoile (Level Best)
Under Lock & Skeleton Key, by Gigi Pandian (Minotaur)
A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)
Secret Identity, by Alex Segura (Flatiron)

The winners will be announced during an awards banquet on Saturday, March 18 during Left Coast Crime Convention to be held in Tucson, Arizona from March 16 thru 19.