Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees at Left Coast Crime.
Barbara Peters from Poisoned Pen announced the winner of the Dilys Award for the book that independent booksellers loved selling the most. Louise Penny won for Bury Your Dead.
Attendees at this year's Left Coast Conference in Santa Fe voted for the following winners.
The Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery Novel went to J. Michael Orenduff for The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein.
The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for best historical mystery novel, events pre-1950, went to Jacqueline Winspear for The Mapping of Love and Death.
The Hillerman Sky Award for the mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest went to Margaret Coel for The Spider's Web.
And, since I was sitting next to him at dinner, it's a pleasure to say that the Watson for mystery novel with best sidekick went to Craig Johnson for Junkyard Dogs.