Thursday, January 21, 2010

Awards at Left Coast Crime

The nominees for awards to be given out at Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles have been announced. Left Coast Crime will be held from March 11-14th.

Here are the nominees for the various awards.

The Lefty Award for a humorous mystery -

Donna Andrews - Swan for the Money
Mike Befeler - Living With Your Kids Is Murder
Denise Dietz - Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread
Rita Lakin - Getting Old Is a Disaster
Kris Neri - High Crimes on the Magical Plane

The Bruce Alexander Award for a historical mystery set before 1950.

Tasha Alexander - Tears of Pearl
Rhys Bowen - In a Gilded Cage
Rebecca Cantrell - A Trace of Smoke
Gary Phillips - Freedom’s Fight
Jeri Westerson - Serpent in the Thorns

The Panik Award for LA noir in honor of the deceased Chairman, Paul Anik, given
this year only at Left Coast Crime 2010:

Gar Anthony Haywood - Cemetery Road
Gregg Hurwitz - Trust No One
Linda Richards - Death Was in the Picture
Stephen J. Schwartz - Boulevard

Congratulations to all of the nominees!


Toni L.P. Kelner said...

Yours is the first full list I've seen, so I linked to it from Facebook, with attribution, of course.

Thanks for posting this.

Lesa said...

Thanks, Toni! I like to pass on the lists when I see them.

Lisa C said...

Thereby Hangs a Tail sould be in the humorous category! (Or Dog On It, depending on pub date qualifications!)

Lesa said...

I definitely agree, Lisa! Those are two of the funniest books I've read in the last year.