Monday, January 18, 2016

Left Coast Crime 2016 Award Nominations

Each year the team behind the Left Coast Crime fan convention hands out awards in four different categories of mystery fiction. Attendees nominate and vote on each category. Here are the 2016 nominees:

Best Humorous Mystery Novel
   • Donna Andrews, Lord of the Wings (Minotaur Books)
   • Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders (Crooked Lane Books)
   • Jess Lourey, February Fever (Midnight Ink)
   • Cindy Sample, Dying for a Donut (Cindy Sample Books)
   • Diane Vallere, Crushed Velvet (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Historical Mystery Novel for books covering events before 1960 
   • Rhys Bowen, Malice at the Palace (Berkley Prime Crime)
   • Susanna Calkins, The Masque of a Murderer (Minotaur Books)
   • Heather Haven, The Chocolate Kiss-Off (Wives of Bath Press)
   • Jennifer Kincheloe, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc (Seventh Street Books)
   • Laurie R. King, Dreaming Spies (Bantam Books)
   • Susan Elia MacNeal, Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Bantam Books)

Best LCC Regional Mystery Novel, set in the LCC Geographic Region (Mountain Time Zone and all time zones westward to Hawaii). 
   • Michael Connelly, The Crossing (Little, Brown and Company)
   • Matt Coyle, Night Tremors (Oceanview Publishing)
   • Robert Crais, The Promise (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
   • Gigi Pandian, The Accidental Alchemist (Midnight Ink)
   • Josh Stallings, Young Americans (Heist Publishing)

Best World Mystery Novel (set outside LCC Geographic Region)
   • Lou Berney, The Long and Faraway Gone (William Morrow)
   • Lisa Brackmann, Dragon Day (Soho Crime)
   • Chris Holm, The Killing Kind (Mulholland Books)
   • Louise Penny, The Nature of the Beast (Minotaur Books)
   • James W. Ziskin, Stone Cold Dead (Seventh Street Books)

The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by fans of mystery literature for fans of mystery literature, including both readers and authors. You can learn more about Left Coast Crime here

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