2017 LEFTY AWARD WINNERS

Left Coast Crime 2017 has announced the winners for its 2017 Lefty Awards as follows:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel:
Donna Andrews, Die Like an Eagle (Minotaur Books)
WINNER Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou (Crooked Lane Books)
Timothy Hallinan, Fields Where They Lay (Soho Crime)
Heather Haven, The CEO Came DOA (Wives of Bath Press)
Johnny Shaw, Floodgate (Thomas & Mercer)
Diane Vallere, A Disguise To Die For (Berkley Prime Crime)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial):
Rhys Bowen, Crowned and Dangerous (Berkley Prime Crime)
Susanna Calkins, A Death Along the River Fleet (Minotaur Books)
Laurie R. King, The Murder of Mary Russell (Bantam Books)
WINNER Catriona McPherson, The Reek of Red Herrings (Minotaur Books)
Ann Parker, What Gold Buys (Poisoned Pen Press)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel:
Sarah M. Chen, Cleaning Up Finn (All Due Respect Books)
Marla Cooper, Terror in Taffeta (Minotaur Books)
WINNER Alexia Gordon, Murder in G Major (Henery Press)
Nadine Nettmann, Decanting a Murder (Midnight Ink)
Renee Patrick, Design for Dying (Forge)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel:
Matt Coyle, Dark Fissures (Oceanview Publishing)
Gigi Pandian, Michelangelo's Ghost (Henery Press)
WINNER Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning (Minotaur Books)
Terry Shames, The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake (Seventh Street Books)
James W. Ziskin, Heart of Stone (Seventh Street Books)

LCC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:
Faye Kellerman and
Jonathan Kellerman

The awards were voted on at the Loft Coast Crime Convention and presented at a banquet on March 18 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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