Monday, January 30, 2012

Nominees for the 2012 Left Coast Crime Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

The nominees for the 2012 Lefty Awards have been announced by the organizers of Left Coast Crime. In addition to its annual awards for best humorous mystery (the "Lefty") and best historical mystery, awards will be given this year to the best mystery set in California (the "Golden Nugget") and best first mystery (the "Eureka!").

The winners will be announced during Left Coast Crime at a banquet on Saturday, March 31st, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

Lefty Nominees:
The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
Getting Old Can Kill You by Rita Lakin (Dell)
October Fest by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Magical Alienation by Kris Neri (Red Coyote Press)
Dying for a Dance by Cindy Sample (L & L Dreamspell)
The Albuquerque Turkey by John Vorhaus (Crown)

Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award Nominee:
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge Books)
Mercury's Rise by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
A Killing Season by Priscilla Royal (Poisoned Pen Press)
Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson (Minotaur Books)
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)

Golden Nugget Nominees:
Disturbance by Jan Burke (Simon & Schuster)
The Drop by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown)
Bit Player by Janet Dawson (Perseverance Press)Review of Bit Player by Janet Dawson
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Putnam)
City of Secrets by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur Books)

Eureka! Nominees:
The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper by Sally Carpenter (Oak Tree Press)
Nazareth Child by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)
Dead Man's Switch by Tammy Kaehler (Poisoned Pen Press)Review of Dead Man's Switch by Tammy Kaehler
Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab (Berkley)

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(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us to this list.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for listing all of the nominees! I'd be flattered if you would review my book.
    Sally Carpenter
    "The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper"


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