Monday, January 27, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Announced

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

The nominees for the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards have been announced by the organizers of this year's Left Coast Crime ("Calamari Crime") in Monterey, California. The winners will be announced at an Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014.

The nominees are …

The Lefty (for Best Humorous Novel):
The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
The Last Word by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster)
The Good Cop by Brad Parks (Minotaur Books)
Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample Books)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award:
Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpse by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (Mulholland Books)
Covenant with Hell by Priscilla Royal (Poisoned Pen Press)
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Squid (for Best Mystery Set within the United States):
W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Putnam)
Purgatory Key by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books)
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)

The Calamari (for Best Mystery Set Anywhere Else in the World):
Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black (Soho Crime)
Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann (Soho Crime)
As She Left It by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger (Poisoned Pen Press)

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