Announcing the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees!

More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees!

The Lefty: Best humorous mystery novel

The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan

The Last Word by Lisa Lutz

The Good Cop by Brad Parks

Dying for a Daquiri by Cindy Sample

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award: Best historical mystery novel covering events before 1960

Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen

His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPherson

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

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Purgatory Key by Darrell James

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames


The Calamari: Best mystery set anywhere else in the world

Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black

Hour of the Rat by Lisa Brackmann

As She Left It by Catriona McPherson

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger

Winners will be voted upon by conference attendees, and the awards will be given during the conference banquet on March 22nd, 2014. Congratulations to all!


  1. Celeste Gaydos

    These are a lot of the fun cozy type mysteries I so enjoy!! Sometimes I like to escape to an average person solving the crime 🙂

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