Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Left Coast Crime Award Winners

Thanks too Lucinda Surber and Stan Ulrich of the great mystery website Stop, You're Killing Me for
posting the winners at the recent Left Coast Crime Conference (which they chaired this year!). I use this site so very often. Take a look at it—you'll be totally impressed!

If you look on their book giveaway page, you can enter for a cool Calamari Crime book bag and a book. Hurry. The contest ends on April 8, 2014.

Happy reading!


The Independent Mystery Booksellers Association presented the 2014 Dilys Award on March 20th at the 2014 Left Coast Crime mystery convention in Monterey, California. Our congratulations to the winner (listed first) and all of the nominees.

  * Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger [review]
  ° Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye
  ° The Black Country by Alex Grecian
  ° Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman [review]
  ° Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet
  ° The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol

Previous Dilys Awards

The Left Coast Crime awards, voted on by the Left Coast Crime attendees, were presented on March 22, 2014, at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. As co-chairs of the Awards Committee, we were thrilled to present certificates to the nominees and awards to the winners. Our congratulations to the winners (listed first in each category) and to all of the nominees.
Lefty Award for Most Humorous Mystery
  *The Good Cop by Brad Parks [review]
  ° The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews [review]
  ° The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan [review]
  ° The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
  ° Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy Sample [review]

Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award
(best historical mystery, covering events before 1960)
  *Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson
  ° Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
  ° His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
  ° Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
  ° Covenant with Hell by Priscilla Royal
  ° Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

The Squid
(best mystery set within the United States)
  *Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger [review]
  ° W Is for Wasted by Sue Grafton
  ° Purgatory Key by Darrell James
  ° The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan [review]
  ° A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames [review]

The Calamari
(best mystery set anywhere else in the world)
  *How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny [review]
  ° Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black
  ° Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann [review]
  ° As She Left It by Catriona McPherson
  ° Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger

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