Saturday, March 26, 2011

Satisfied in Santa Fe

Courtesy of Mystery Fanfare’s Janet Rudolph comes this list of who won the 2011 Left Coast Crime awards, given out this evening during a banquet in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Lefty Award (for a humorous mystery): J. Michael Orenduff, The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein (Oak Tree)

Also nominated: Donna Andrews, Stork Raving Mad (Minotaur); Laura DiSilverio, Swift Justice (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne); Donna Moore, Old Dogs (Busted Flush Press); and Kris Neri, Revenge for Old Times’ Sake (Cherokee McGhee)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (for a historical mystery set before 1950): Jacqueline Winspear, The Mapping of Love and Death (HarperCollins)

Also nominated: Rebecca Cantrell, A Night of Long Knives (Forge); Robert Kresge, Murder for Greenhorns (ABQ Press); Kelli Stanley, City of Dragons (Minotaur); and Jeri Westerson, The Demon’s Parchment (Minotaur)

The Hillerman Sky Award (a special prize given this year to the mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest): Margaret Coel, The Spider’s Web (Berkley)

Also nominated: Sandi Ault, Wild Penance (Berkley); Christine Barber, The Bone Fire (Minotaur); and Deborah J. Ledford, Snare (Second Wind Publishing)

The Watson (another special commendation, given to the mystery novel with the best sidekick): Craig Johnson, Junkyard Dogs (Viking)

Also nominated: Sandi Ault, Wild Penance (Berkley); Rachel Brady, Dead Lift (Poisoned Pen Press); Chris Grabenstein, Rolling Thunder (Pegasus); and Spencer Quinn, To Fetch a Thief (Atria)

Finally, Louise Penny’s Bury Your Dead is the winner of this year’s Dilys Award, given to the work that booksellers have most enjoyed selling. A full list of 2011 Dilys contenders is available here.

Congratulations to all of the victors.

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