Thursday, March 12, 2009

News From Left Coast Crime

As many of you know the Left Coast Crime Convention is going on March 7- 12, 2009 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Here is the result of the 2009 awards for THE LEFTY: Best humorous mystery, THE BRUCE ALEXANDER MEMORIAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY: A historical mystery, covering events before 1950 and the HAWAII FIVE-0: or Law enforcement, police procedural.



Tasha Alexander: A Fatal Waltz (HarperCollins)
Rhys Bowen: A Royal Pain (Berkley Prime Crime)
Rhys Bowen: Tell Me Pretty Maiden (St. Martin's)
Laurie R. King: Touchstone (Bantam)
winner: Kelli Stanley: Nox Dormienda, A Long Night For Sleeping (Five Star)


Baron Birtcher: Angels Fall (Iota)
Kate Flora: The Angel of Knowlton Park (Five Star)
Asa Larsson: The Black Path (Delta)
G.M. Malliet: Death of a Cozy Writer (Midnight Ink)
winner: Neil S. Plakcy: Mahu Fire (Alyson Books)
Karin Slaughter: Fractured (Delacorte)


Donna Andrews: Six Geese a-Slaying (St. Martin's)
Jeffrey Cohen: It Happened One Knife (Berkley Prime Crime)
Sue Ann Jaffarian: Thugs and Kisses (Midnight Ink)
N.M. Kelby: Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill (Shaye Areheart Books/Random House Group)
Rita Lakin: Getting Old is To Die For (Dell/Bantam)
winner: Tim Maleeny: Greasing the Pinata (Poisoned Pen Press) yea!

In addition, the Dilys Award was presented to Sean Chercover for Trigger City!

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