Saturday, March 08, 2008

And Now for the Winners ...

San Francisco novelist Mark Coggins (Runoff), who has been covering the Left Coast Crime convention in Denver, Colorado, for the last few days, just alerted us to the winners of this year’s LCC awards:

Dilys Award: Thunder Bay, by William Kent Krueger (Atria)

Also nominated: Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley); The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster); Silent in the Grave, by Deanna Raybourn (Mira); and The Blade Itself, by Marcus Sakey (St. Martin’s Minotaur)

The Lefty (for the most humorous mystery published in 2007): Murder with Reservations, by Elaine Viets (NAL)

Also nominated: The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, by Donna Andrews (St. Martin’s Minotaur); Stuff to Die For, by Don Bruns (Oceanview Publishing); Some Like It Hot-Buttered, by Jeff Cohen (Berkley); and Knee High by the Fourth of July, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)

The Rocky (for the best mystery set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region in 2007): The Girl with Braided Hair, by Margaret Coel (Berkley)

Also nomimated: Free Fire, by C.J. Box (Putnam); Lost Dog, by Bill Cameron (Midnight Ink); Stealing the Dragon, by Tim Maleeny (Midnight Ink); and False Fortune, by Twist Phelan (Poisoned Pen Press)

The Arty (for best cover art on a mystery novel published in 2007): Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)

Also nominated: Queenpin, By Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster); Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict (Ballantine); Silent Counsel, by Ken Issacson (Windermere Press); and Stealing the Dragon, by Tim Maleeny (Midnight Ink)

Congratulations to all of the victors.

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