Friday, January 22, 2010

Nominations for the 2010 Left Coast Crime Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The nominations for mystery awards to be given out at Left Coast Crime this year have been announced: the annual Lefty Award and Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Award, and a special award, the PAnik Award, named in honor of the late LCC Chairman Paul Anik, honoring the best noir novel set in Los Angeles.

For the Lefty Award, the nominees are:
Swan for the Money by Donna Andrews
Living with Your Kids is Murder by Mike Befeler
Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread by Denise Dietz
Getting Old Is a Disaster by Rita Lakin
High Crimes on the Magical Plane by Kris Neri Review of High Crimes on the Magical Plane by Kris Neri

For the Bruce Alexander Award, the nominees are:
Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander
In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
Freedom's Fight by Gary Phillips
Serpent in the Thorn by Jeri Westerson

And for the PAnik Award, the nominees are:
Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony Haywood
Trust No One by Gregg Hurwitz
Death Was In the Picture by Linda L. Richards Review of Death Was In the Picture by Linda L. Richards
Boulevard by Stephen J. Schwartz

Thanks to Janet Rudolph, the fan guest of honor at LCC, for publishing the list, from which this information was taken.

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