Saturday, March 26, 2011

Winners at Left Coast Crime

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.


Donis Casey said...

I'm digging the chapeau.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Crime book with a dog - I'm sold!

Lesa said...

Great one, isn't it, Donis? I complimented one woman who posed with Craig's hat, and he said all women look good in cowboy hats.

Lesa said...

Glad you're sold, Charmaine. And, you also need to check out Spencer Quinn's books, if you haven't yet. Told by the dog, Chet.