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Monday, March 24, 2014

Left Coast Crime Award Nominees & Winners 2014

The Left Coast Crime Awards are given annually, voted on by Left Coast Crime attendees. The awards will be presented on March 22, 2014, at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. Here are the nominees:

Lefty Award for Most Humorous Mystery
  °      The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews
  °      The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan
  °      The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
  °      The Good Cop by Brad Parks - Winner
  °      Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy Sample

Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award
(best historical mystery, covering events before 1960)
  °      Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
  °      His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
  °      Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson - Winner
  °      Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
  °      Covenant with Hell by Priscilla Royal
  °      Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

The Squid
(best mystery set within the United States)
  °      W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  °      Purgatory Key by Darrell James
  °      Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger - Winner
  °      The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  °      A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames

The Calamari
(best mystery set anywhere else in the world)
  °      Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black
  °      Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann
  °      As She Left It by Catriona McPherson
  °      How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny - Winner
  °      Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger

Sadly I have not read any of these, but several are on my TBR shelf.  How about you, read any of these?  Which do you recommend?

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Mark Baker said...

I have read none of the winners. I have read Donna Andrews, Lisa Lutz, and Rhys Bowen. These books by them were great as always.

holdenj said...

Louise Penny's series with Inspector Gamache is wonderful. You are in for some good reads if you haven't tried them yet!

A.F. Heart said...

Great, helpful feedback! Thanks so much.

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