Thursday, January 22, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees

This is such an amazing list--I want to make sure you see it. It's full of terrific authors--and, I'm so pleased to say, some wonderful pals. We all win when there are book like this out there!

The awards will be presented at Left Coast Crime in Hawaii this March! Sigh. And my very own blog sister Rhys Bowen is one of the guests of honor. Sigh. What's Hawaiian for I wish I could be there to cheer everyone on but I'll be working in snowy snowy Boston?

But just so you know--here are the honored books and their very happy and deserving authors. The amazing Janet Rudolph of Mystery Readers Journal is behind all of this...check out her sites for more of the latest!

Bruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award (historicals)
Nox Dormienda, A Long Night for Sleeping by Kelli Stanley (Five Star)
Touchstone by Laurie King (Bantam)
Tell Me Pretty Maiden by Rhys Bowen (St. Martin Press)
A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen (Berkeley Prime Crime)
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander (Harper Collins)

Hawaii Five-O (private eye and police)
Angel Falls by Baron Birtcher (Iota)
Fractured by Karin Slaughter (Delacorte Press)
The Black Path by Asa Larsson (Delta)
The Angel of Knowlton Park by Kate Flora (Five Star)
Mahu Fire by Neil S. Plakcy (Alyson Books)
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)

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

Janet Rudolph, Editor,
Mystery Readers Journal

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