Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lefty Award Winners

Lefty Award Winners

The Lefty awards were announced tonight at the Left Coast Crime banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Congratulations to all!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel:
  • Ellen Byron, Body on the Bayou (Crooked Lane Books)
Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1960. 
  • Catriona McPherson, The Reek of Red Herrings (Minotaur Books)
Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
  • Alexia Gordon, Murder in G Major (Henery Press)
Lefty for Best Mystery Novel (not in other categories). 
  • Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning (Minotaur Books)
The Left Coast Crime Convention is an annual event sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. Usually held in the western half of North America, LCC’s intent is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, librarians, publishers, and other fans can gather in convivial surroundings to pursue their mutual interests. Lefty Awards have been given since 1996.


Vicki said...

The post states in each category, "The nominees are" but only lists the winner in each category. Where are the rest of the nominees?

Anonymous said...

Great writers all, nominees and winners! Congratulations to all!

Cynthia Kuhn said...

Thanks for posting, Janet! And congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

Vicki, the full list is here. :)

Ritter Ames said...

Vicki, you can find all the nominees on the LCC 2017 website at

Clea Simon said...

Congrats! Clearly I have some reading to do!!

Ellen Byron said...

Thank you so much!! I'm still in shock. I can't believe that's my name on the list.