The Lefty nominations are in!

LCC imageIf you follow the blog, you know there’s nothing the Chicks love more than a good mystery convention. We always manage to have a good time. One of our favorites last year was Honolulu Havoc, Left Coast Crime’s 27th annual convention. You can read Marla’s recap here.

On Sunday, the organizers of the 2018 Left Coast Crime Convention announced the nominees for their annual Lefty awards—and four Chicks made the list! And if that’s not exciting enough, all six Chicks will be at this year’s conference!

The Lefty awards will be given out at this year’s Left Coast Crime: Crime on the Comstock convention taking place in Reno from March 22 – 25. All four awards will be given out at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Nugget Casino Resort.

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

Three Chicks were nominated this year:


Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

In addition, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE, the first book in Kellye’s Detective by Day series, was nominated for Best Debut Mystery.

Hollywood Homicide

We’re thrilled with our nominations and that all six Chicks will be on hand to celebrate! We also want to congratulate all the talented authors who are among this year’s Lefty nominees:

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
• Donna Andrews, Gone Gull (Minotaur Books)
• Ellen Byron, A Cajun Christmas Killing (Crooked Lane Books)
• Marla Cooper, Dying on the Vine (Minotaur Books)
• Cynthia Kuhn, The Art of Vanishing (Henery Press)
• Cindy Sample, Dying for a Diamond (Cindy Sample Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
for books covering events before 1960
• Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field (Lake Union Publishing)
• Jennifer Kincheloe, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (Seventh Street Books)
• Renee Patrick, Dangerous To Know (Forge)
• Priscilla Royal, The Proud Sinner (Poisoned Pen Press)
• Jeri Westerson, Season of Blood (Severn House Publishers)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
• Susan Alice Bickford, A Short Time To Die (Kensington)
• Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Homicide (Midnight Ink)
• Wendall Thomas, Lost Luggage (Poisoned Pen Press)
• Nancy Tingley, A Head in Cambodia (Swallow Press)
• Kathleen Valenti, Protocol (Henery Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
• Matt Coyle, Blood Truth (Oceanview Publishing)
• William Kent Krueger, Sulfur Springs (Atria Books)
• Louise Penny, Glass Houses (Minotaur Books)
• Terry Shames, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock (Seventh Street Books)
• James W. Ziskin, Cast the First Stone (Seventh Street Books)

You can learn more about the awards here:

So tell us, will we be seeing you in Reno in March? We’d love to see you.

13 thoughts on “The Lefty nominations are in!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s