Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Left Coast Crime 2009 Award Nominees

The Left Coast Crime award nominees have been announced. This years Left Coast Crime Convention is from March 7-12 in Hawaii. The nominees are voted on by the registered attendees at the conference. Winners will be announced on March 11.

Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award

Nox Dormienda: A Long Night Sleeping by Kelli Stanley (Five Star)
Touchstone by Laurie King (Bantam)
Tell Me Pretty Maiden by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin's Press)
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen (Berkeley Prime Crime)
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander (HarperCollins)

Hawaii Five-O

Angel Falls by Baron Birtcher (Iota)
Fractured by Karin Slaughter (Delacorte Press)
The Black Path by Asa Larsson (Delta)
The Angel of Knowlton Place by Kate Flora (Five Star)
Mahu Fire by Neil S. Plakcy (Alyson Books)
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)


Thugs and Kisses by Sue Ann Jaffarian (Midnight Ink)
Six Geese a Slaying by Donna Andrews (St. Martins)
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill by N.M. Kelby (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House Group)
Greasing the Pinata by Tim Maleeny (Poisoned Pen Press)
Getting Old is to Die For by Rita Larkin (Dell/Bantam)
It Happened One Knife by Jeffrey Cohen (Berkeley Prime Crime)

Congratulations to the nominees!


caite said...

Mr. Dutton makes a similar point about fiction in his recent book The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution. An interesting idea..

Lesa said...

Hi Caite,

I'm sorry. I'm missing the reference here. I'd love to know! Thanks!

wisteria said...

So have you booked your flight yet?
Thanks for the information and congrats to the nominees.


Kay said...

I'm happy that I've read at least one book in each category!

Lesa said...

Nope, haven't booked a flight, but at least I've read some of these books and authors!

Lesa said...

I'm with you, Kay. I dis much better on these selections than I did on the Edgar nominees!