2019 Lefty Award Nominees

Members of Left Coast Crime have selected the 2019 Lefty Award Nominees

The Lefty awards will be voted on at the Left Coast Crime convention and presented at the Awards Banquet on March 30 in Vancouver, BC.

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

  • Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
  • Nighttown by Timothy Hallinan (Soho Crime)
  • Death al Fresco by Leslie Karst (Crooked Lane Books)
  • The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
  • Scott Free by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960

  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen (Berkeley Prime Crime)
  • The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday by David Corbett (Black Opal Books)
  • Island of the Mad by Laurie R King (Bantam Books)
  • The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)
  • A Dying Note by Ann Parker (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • It Begins in Betrayal by Iona Whishaw (Touchwood Editions)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

  • Broken Places by Tracy Clark (Kensington Books)
  • Cobra Clutch by A J Devlin (NeWest Press)
  • The Woman in the Window by A J Finn (William Morrow)
  • A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington Books)
  • What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix (Midnight Ink)
  • Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell (Level Best Books)
  • Give Out Creek by J G Toews (Mosaic Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel

  • November Road by Lou Berney (William Morrow)
  • Wrong Light by Matt Coyle (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
  • Under a Dark Sky by Lori-Rader-Day (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames (Seventh Street Books)
  • A Stone’s Throw by James W. Ziskin (Seventh Street Books)

To be eligible, titles must have been published for the first time in the United States or Canada during 2018, in book or ebook format. (If published in other countries before 2018, a book is still eligible if it meets the US or Canadian publication requirement.)

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]