2019 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Award Nominations Announced

Left Coast Crime 2019 has announced the nominees of the 2019 Lefty Awards in the four categories as follows:

Best Humorous Mystery Novel:
Ellen Byron, Mardi Gras Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Ending (Midnight Ink)
Timothy Hallinan, Nighttown (Soho Crime)
Leslie Karst, Death al Fresco (Crooked Lane Books)
Cynthia Kuhn, The Spirit in Question (Henery Press)
Catriona McPherson, Scot Free (Midnight Ink)

Best Historical Mystery Novel for books set before 1960:
Rhys Bowen, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Berkeley Prime Crime)
David Corbett, The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Black Opal Books)
Laurie R. King, Island of the Mad (Bantam Books)
Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (Soho Crime)
Ann Parker, A Dying Note (Poisoned Pen Press)
Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal (Touchwood Editions)

Best Debut Mystery Novel:
Tracy Clark, Broken Places (Kensington Books)
A.J. Devlin, Cobra Clutch (NeWest Press)
A.J. Finn, The Woman in the Window (William Morrow)

Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Kensington Books)
Aimee Hix, What Doesn’t Kill You (Midnight Ink)
Keenan Powell, Deadly Solution (Level Best Books)
J.G. Toews, Give Out Creek (Mosaic Press)

Best Mystery Novel* (not in other categories):
Lou Berney, November Road (William Morrow)
Matt Coyle, Wrong Light (Oceanview Publishing)
Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind (Minotaur Books)
Lori Rader-Day, Under a Dark Sky (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Terry Shames, A Reckoning in the Back Country (Seventh Street Books)
James W. Ziskin, A Stone’s Throw (Seventh Street Books)

The winners will be presented on March 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, Canada during The Left Coast Crime Convention 2019.