I want to be sure all of you know about these nominations for prestigious mystery awards for which some of the authors on the Cozy Mystery site have been nominated. Congratulations to ALL of the nominees!
The Lefties are awarded at Left Coast Crime, an annual event taking place right now! This year, Left Coast Crime is March 12-15, in Portland, Oregon, and attendees will be voting on which of the fantastic nominees they want to see go home with the Lefty. The Lefty itself is intended for the finest in humorous mystery fiction, and this year’s nominees include many very funny and skilled writers, including some Cozy Mystery authors who are currently listed on the site.
Lefty Award nominees:
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews
January Thaw by Jess Lourey
Dying for a Dude by Cindy Sample
Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere
Herbie’s Game by Timothy Hallinan (Winner)
Also awarded at Left Coast Crime is the Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award, considering all novels primarily taking place in or before the 1950s. The nominees for this award also include a number of site authors.
Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award nominees:
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
From the Charred Remains by Susanna Calkins
A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson(Winner)
City of Ghosts by Kelli Stanley
Cup of Blood by Jeri Westerson
Another award recently named their winners… the LOVEY awards were recently released for this year. The LOVEYS are selected at the Love is Murder Writers & Readers Conference, this year hosted February 6-8 in Chicago. (yes… I know I am a bit late on reporting this… I like to “consolidate” these sort of awards posts so I can post on other topics as necessary.)
The LOVEYS are organized into nine different categories, many of which have many entries, so I’m not going to post a full list here… for a full list check the Love is Murder website. However I will list some of our own favorite authors who were recognized, either by winning or the honor of a nomination…
Congratulations to all the nominees! Wow, that sure is a lot of great books just for 2014! Here’s hoping that 2015 provides another great crop!
Do you have any personal favorites mentioned above? Please leave a comment below, as I always love to hear from you!