Monday, January 26, 2015

Rose City Rivalries

Organizers of Left Coast Crime 2015 (“Crimelandia”), to be held in Portland, Oregon, from March 12 to 15, today announced the nominees for four different awards. Winners will be chosen by convention registrants and announced during a banquet on Saturday, March 14.

The Lefty (for the best humorous mystery novel):
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur)
Herbie’s Game, by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
January Thaw, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Dying for a Dude, by Cindy Sample (Cindy Sample)
Suede to Rest, by Diane Vallere (Berkley Prime Crime)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (for the best mystery novel covering events before 1960):
Queen of Hearts, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley Prime Crime)
From the Charred Remains, by Susanna Calkins (Minotaur)
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)
City of Ghosts, by Kelli Stanley (Minotaur)
Cup of Blood, by Jeri Westerson (Old London Press)

The Rose (for the best mystery novel set in the LCC region, “commemorating our Portland location”):
One Kick, by Chelsea Cain (Simon & Schuster)
Glass Houses, by Terri Nolan (Midnight Ink)
Pirate Vishnu, by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)
Deadly Bonds, by L.J. Sellers (Thomas & Mercer)
Plaster City, by Johnny Shaw (Thomas & Mercer)

The Rosebud (for the best first mystery novel set anywhere
in the world):

Kilmoon, by Lisa Alber (Muskrat Press)
Ice Shear, by M.P. Cooley (Morrow)
The Life We Bury, by Allen Eskens (Seventh Street)
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day (Seventh Street)
Mistress of Fortune, by Holly West (Carina Press)

If you have still not registered to participate in LCC 2015, and would like to, you may do so here.

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