Monday, March 25, 2013

All That’s Left

I was out of town over the weekend, celebrating my birthday, so I missed seeing the announcement of award winners at this year’s Left Coast Crime convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As my first effort to catch up, here’s that list of fortunate recipients.

The Lefty (for the best humorous mystery novel):
The Girl Next Door, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)

Also nominated: Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, by Mike Befeler (Five Star); Swift Run, by Laura DiSilverio (Minotaur); December Dread, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink); Trail of the Spellmans, by Lisa Lutz (Simon & Schuster); and Fit to Be Dead, by Nancy Glass West (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award:
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder, by Catronia McPherson (Minotaur)

Also nominated: The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime); A City of Broken Glass, by Rebecca Cantrell (Forge); Live by Night, by Dennis Lehane (Morrow); and Elegy for Eddie, by Jacqueline Winspear (HarperCollins)

The Rocky (for the best regional mystery novel):
As the Crow Flies, by Craig Johnson (Viking)

Also nominated: Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now, by Margaret Coel (Berkley Prime Crime); Hush Money, by Chuck Greaves (Minotaur); Wicked Eddies, by Beth Groundwater (Midnight Ink); and Sonora Crossing, by Darrell James (Midnight Ink)

The Watson (for the mystery novel with the best sidekick):
Bruja Brouhaha, by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime)

Also nominated: In a Witch’s Wardrobe, by Juliet Blackwell (Obsidian); Taken, by Robert Crais (Putnam); Fun House, by Chris Grabenstein (Pegasus); and When the Past Haunts You, by L.C. Hayden (CreateSpace)

Congratulations to all of the victors!

If you would like to attend Left Coast Crime next year, it will be held in beautiful Monterey, California, March 20-23, 2014. More info and registration details can be found here.

READ MORE:Greetings from Left Coast Crime,” by Catronia McPherson (Midnight Ink); “Left Coast Crime, Part I, Part II, and Part III,” by Jen Forbus (Jen’s Book Thoughts).


John said...

Bruja Brouhaha is the correct tile of Rochelle Staab's book, FWIW. Apparently it was misspelled on the internet one place and eveyrone has been repeatedly copying that error. Bruja is Spanish for witch.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Thanks for pointing that out, John. I've now corrected the spelling of that title in the two places where it appears in The Rap Sheet.