2018 Lefty Award Nominees Announced
Left Coast Crime 2018 has announced the nominees for the 2018 Lefty Awards as follows:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. The nominees are:
 ・ Donna Andrews, Gone Gull (Minotaur Books)
 ・ Ellen Byron, A Cajun Christmas Killing (Crooked Lane Books)
 ・ Marla Cooper, Dying on the Vine (Minotaur Books)
 ・ Cynthia Kuhn, The Art of Vanishing (Henery Press)
 ・ Cindy Sample, Dying for a Diamond (Cindy Sample Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960. The nominees are:
 ・ Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field (Lake Union Publishing)
 ・ Jennifer Kincheloe, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (Seventh Street Books)
 ・ Renee Patrick, Dangerous To Know (Forge)
 ・ Priscilla Royal, The Proud Sinner (Poisoned Pen Press)
 ・ Jeri Westerson, Season of Blood (Severn House Publishers)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel. The nominees are:
 ・ Susan Alice Bickford, A Short Time To Die (Kensington)
 ・ Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Homicide (Midnight Ink)
 ・ Wendall Thomas, Lost Luggage (Poisoned Pen Press)
 ・ Nancy Tingley, A Head in Cambodia (Swallow Press)
 ・ Kathleen Valenti, Protocol (Henery Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories). The nominees are:
 ・ Matt Coyle, Blood Truth (Oceanview Publishing)
 ・ William Kent Krueger, Sulphur Springs (Atria Books)
 ・ Louise Penny, Glass Houses (Minotaur Books)
 ・ Terry Shames, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock (Seventh Street Books)
・ James W. Ziskin, Cast the First Stone (Seventh Street Books)

The winners of the Lefty Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 24 during Bouchercon held at at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno/Sparks, Nevada.