Lefty Award Nominees

The Lefty (best humorous mystery novel):

Mike Befeler, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder (Five Star)

Laura DiSilverio, Swift Run (Minotaur)

Jess Lourey, December Dread (Midnight Ink)

Lisa Lutz, Trail of the Spellmans (Simon & Schuster)

Brad Parks, The Girl Next Door (Minotaur)

Nancy Glass West, Fit To Be Dead (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (mystery novels covering events before 1960):

Rhys Bowen, The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Berkley Prime Crime)

Rebecca Cantrell, A City of Broken Glass (Forge)

Dennis Lehane, Live by Night (William Morrow)

Catronia McPherson, Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder (Minotaur)

Jacqueline Winspear, Elegy for Eddie (HarperCollins)

The Rocky (best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region):

Margaret Coel, Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now (Berkley Prime Crime)

Chuck Greaves, Hush Money (Minotaur)

Beth Groundwater, Wicked Eddies (Midnight Ink)

Darrell James, Sonora Crossing (Midnight Ink)

 Craig Johnson, As the Crow Flies (Viking)

The Watson (mystery novel with the best sidekick):

Juliet Blackwell, In a Witch’s Wardrobe (Obsidian)

Robert Crais, Taken (Putnam)

Chris Grabenstein, Fun House (Pegasus)

L.C. Hayden, When the Past Haunts You (CreateSpace)

Rochelle Staab, Brouja Brouhaha (Berkley Prime Crime)