Left Coast Crime 2020 announced the winners of the Lefty Awards for mystery fiction on March 23.
The votes, which are usually cast by members at the convention, had to be submitted online because this year’s event in San Diego was abruptly cancelled at the end of the first day when local health officials began to restrict large gatherings in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The winners are:
Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
- Catriona McPherson, Scot & Soda (Midnight Ink)
for Best Historical Mystery Novel
(Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1970
- Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (Soho Crime)
Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
- Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows (Oceanview Publishing)
Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
- Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia (Midnight Ink)