The 2020 Lefty Awards

The Lefty Awards are usually presented at Left Coast Crime. This year, the conference was abruptly cut short, and voting had to be handled in a different manner. Voting has concluded, and the winners of the awards have been announced. Check the Web Store for copies of the books by the winners and nominees.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2020 Lefty Awards!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

The nominees are

  • Ellen Byron, Fatal Cajun Festival (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Leslie Karst, Murder from Scratch (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Cynthia Kuhn, The Subject of Malice (Henery Press)
  • Catriona McPherson, Scot & Soda (Midnight Ink)
  • Wendall Thomas, Drowned Under (Poisoned Pen Press)

And, the winner is: Catriona McPerson, Scot & Soda.

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel

The nominees are

  • Susanna Calkins, Murder Knocks Twice (Minotaur Books)
  • L.A. Chandlar, The Pearl Dagger (Kensington Books)
  • Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Kensington Books)
  • Jennifer Kincheloe, The Body in Griffith Park (Seventh Street Books)
  • Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (Soho Crime)

And, the winner is: Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

The nominees are

  • Tori Eldridge, The Ninja Daughter (Agora Books)
  • Angie Kim, Miracle Creek (Sarah Crichton Books)
  • Tara Laskowski, One Night Gone (Graydon House)
  • John Vercher, Three-Fifths (Agora Books)
  • Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia (Midnight Ink)

And, the winner is: Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel

The nominees are

  • Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay (Ecco)
  • Tracy Clark, Borrowed Time (Kensington Books)
  • Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Rachel Howzell Hall, They All Fall Down (Forge Books)
  • Attica Locke, Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books)

And, the winner is: Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows

Again, congratulations to all the winners and nominees!