Lefty Award

Given by Left Coast Crime

Other Names: Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Russian)
402 Works / 405 Items 165,453 Books 7,912 Reviews ½ 3.9
The Lefty Awards are chosen by registered members of each Left Coast Crime convention. They were originally established to celebrate the best humorous mystery of the year. See also the Bruce show more Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for winners of that award before it was officially made part of the Leftys in 2016. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (83), Finalist (21), Nominee (317)
Categories:
Years:
All, 2024 (21), 2023 (24), 2022 (22), 2021 (22), 2020 (20), 2019 (24), 2018 (20), 2017 (20), 2016 (19), 2015 (20), 2014 (22), 2013 (21), 2012 (21), 2011 (19), 2010 (14), 2009 (17), 2008 (14), 2007 (5), 2006 (8), 2005 (15), 2004 (9), 2003 (6), 2002 (5), 2000 (5), 1999 (1), 1998 (5), 1996 (6)

Winner 83

WorkCategoryYear
Hide by Tracy ClarkBest Mystery Novel2024
Evergreen by Naomi HiraharaBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina SimonDebut Mystery2024
Cheap Trills: A Cyd Redondo Mystery 4 by Wendall ThomasHumorous Mystery Novel2024
Like a Sister by Kellye GarrettBest Mystery Novel2023
Under a Veiled Moon by Karen OddenBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
Shutter by Ramona EmersonDebut Mystery2023
Bayou Book Thief by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery2023
Lightning Strike by William Kent KruegerBest Mystery Novel2022
Clark and Division by Naomi HiraharaBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. MorrisDebut Mystery2022
Mango, Mambo, and Murder (A Caribbean Kitchen Mystery) by Raquel V. ReyesHumorous Mystery Novel2022
All the Devils Are Here by Louise PennyBest Mystery Novel2021
The Turning Tide by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli WeidenDebut Mystery2021
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery Novel2021
Murderabilia by Carl VonderauDebut Mystery2020
The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata MasseyHistorical Mystery Novel2020
Scot & Soda by Catriona McPhersonHumorous Mystery Novel2020
Lost Tomorrows by Matt CoyleMystery2020
A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne FreemanDebut Mystery2019
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata MasseyHistorical Mystery Novel2019
Scot Free by Catriona McPhersonHumorous Mystery Novel2019
November Road by Lou BerneyMystery2019
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye GarrettDebut Mystery2018
In Farleigh Field by Rhys BowenHistorical Mystery Novel2018
A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery Novel2018
Sulfur Springs by William Kent KruegerMystery Novel2018
A Great Reckoning by Louise PennyBest Mystery Novel2017
Dandy Gilver & the Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2017
Murder in G Major by Alexia GordonDebut Mystery2017
Body on the Bayou by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery Novel2017
The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi PandianBest LCC Regional Mystery2016
The Nature of the Beast by Louise PennyBest World Mystery2016
Malice at the Palace by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
Lord of the Wings by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery Novel2016
Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2015
Herbie's Game (A Junior Bender Mystery) by Timothy HallinanHumorous Mystery2015
Pirate Vishnu by Gigi PandianThe Rose for best mystery set in the LCC region, Portland, OR2015
The Life We Bury by Allen EskensThe Rosebud for best debut mystery2015
Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
How the Light Gets In by Louise PennyThe Calamari for best mystery set outside the US2014
The Good Cop by Brad ParksHumorous Mystery2014
Ordinary Grace by William Kent KruegerThe Squid for best mystery set within the United States2014
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2013
The Girl Next Door by Brad ParksHumorous Mystery2013
As the Crow Flies by Craig JohnsonRocky Award for best mystery set in the LCC region, Colorado Springs, CO2013
Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle StaabWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
Mercury's Rise by Ann ParkerBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
Nazareth Child (Del Shannon, Book 1) by Darrell JamesEureka! Award for best first mystery2012
City of Secrets by Kelli StanleyGolden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California2012
The Real Macaw by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2012
The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2011
The Spider's Web by Margaret CoelHillerman Sky Award, mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest2011
The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein by J. Michael OrenduffHumorous Mystery2011
Junkyard Dogs by Craig JohnsonWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2011
A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca CantrellBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2010
Getting Old is a Disaster by Rita LakinHumorous Mystery2010
Death was in the Picture by Linda L. RichardsThe Panik, in honor of the late Paul Anik for the best Los Angeles Noir2010
Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping) by Kelli StanleyBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2009
Mahu Fire by Neil S. PlakcyHawaii Five-O, law enforcement, police procedural2009
Greasing the Pinata by Tim MaleenyHumorous Mystery2009
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys BowenArty Award, best cover art2008
Murder with Reservations by Elaine VietsHumorous Mystery2008
The Girl with Braided Hair by Margaret CoelRocky Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, Denver, CO2008
Go to Helena Handbasket by Donna MooreHumorous Mystery2007
Spectres in the Smoke by Tony BroadbentBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2006
Cast Adrift by Peter GuttridgeHumorous Mystery2006
The Witch in the Well by Sharan NewmanBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2005
Grave Endings by Rochelle KrichCalavera Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, El Paso, TX2005
We'll Always Have Parrots by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2005
Blue Blood by Susan McBrideHumorous Mystery2005
For the Love of Mike by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2004
Mumbo Gumbo by Jerrilyn FarmerHumorous Mystery2004
More than you Know (Berkley Sensation) by Meg ChittendenOtter Award for best mystery set in the LCC region, Monterey, CA2004
Hearse Case Scenario by Tim CockeyHumorous Mystery2003
Pipsqueak by Brian M. WiprudHumorous Mystery2003
Dim Sum Dead by Jerrilyn FarmerHumorous Mystery2002
Fender Benders by Bill FitzhughHumorous Mystery2002
Murder with Peacocks by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2000
Four to Score by Janet EvanovichHumorous Mystery1999
Three to Get Deadly by Janet EvanovichHumorous Mystery1998
The Fat Innkeeper by Alan RussellHumorous Mystery1996

Finalist 21

WorkCategoryYear
Hide by Tracy ClarkBest Mystery Novel2024
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. CosbyBest Mystery Novel2024
Odyssey's End by Matt CoyleBest Mystery Novel2024
Everybody Knows: A Novel by Jordan HarperBest Mystery Novel2024
Face of Greed (The Detective Emily Hunter Mystery Serie) by James L'EtoileBest Mystery Novel2024
The Raven Thief by Gigi PandianBest Mystery Novel2024
Evergreen by Naomi HiraharaBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
Night Flight to Paris by Cara BlackBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
The Bitter Past by Bruce BorgosBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
Death Among the Ruins (Lucy Campion Mysteries, #7) by Susanna CalkinsBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
A Newlywed's Guide to Fortune and Murder by Dianne FreemanBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
Time's Undoing by Cheryl A. HeadBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2024
Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina SimonDebut Mystery2024
Play the Fool by Lina ChernDebut Mystery2024
Scorched Grace by Margot DouaihyDebut Mystery2024
The House in the Pines by Ana ReyesDebut Mystery2024
Cheap Trills: A Cyd Redondo Mystery 4 by Wendall ThomasHumorous Mystery Novel2024
Hot Pot Murder (L.A. Night Market) by Jennifer J. ChowHumorous Mystery Novel2024
The Great Gimmelmans by Lee Matthew GoldbergHumorous Mystery Novel2024
A Sense for Murder (A Sally Solari Mystery Book 6) by Leslie KarstHumorous Mystery Novel2024
Hop Scot by Catriona McPhersonHumorous Mystery Novel2024

Nominee 317

WorkCategoryYear
Like a Sister by Kellye GarrettBest Mystery Novel2023
Back to the Garden by Laurie R. KingBest Mystery Novel2023
Dead Drop by James L'EtoileBest Mystery Novel2023
A World of Curiosities by Louise PennyBest Mystery Novel2023
Under Lock & Skeleton Key by Gigi PandianBest Mystery Novel2023
Secret Identity by Alex SeguraBest Mystery Novel2023
Under a Veiled Moon by Karen OddenBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
A Bride's Guide to Marriage and Murder by Dianne FreemanBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
In Place of Fear by Catriona McPhersonBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
Anywhere You Run by Wanda M. MorrisBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
The Secret in the Wall by Ann ParkerBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
Framed in Fire by Iona WhishawBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2023
Shutter by Ramona EmersonDebut Mystery2023
Jackal by Erin E. AdamsDebut Mystery2023
Don't Know Tough by Eli CranorDebut Mystery2023
Other People's Secrets: A Novel by Meredith HambrockDebut Mystery2023
The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini NagendraDebut Mystery2023
Devil's Chew Toy by Rob OslerDebut Mystery2023
The Verifiers by Jane PekDebut Mystery2023
Bayou Book Thief by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery2023
Death by Bubble Tea by Jennifer J. ChowHumorous Mystery2023
Five Moves of Doom by A. J. DevlinHumorous Mystery2023
A Streetcar Named Murder (New Orleans Mystery, A) by T. G. HerrenHumorous Mystery2023
Scot in a Trap by Catriona McPhersonHumorous Mystery2023
Lightning Strike by William Kent KruegerBest Mystery Novel2022
Runner by Tracy ClarkBest Mystery Novel2022
Razorblade Tears by S.A. CosbyBest Mystery Novel2022
Last Redemption (8) (The Rick Cahill Series) by Matt CoyleBest Mystery Novel2022
Bath Haus: A Thriller by P. J. VernonBest Mystery Novel2022
Clark and Division by Naomi HiraharaBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
The Cry of the Hangman (A Lucy Campion Mystery Book 6) by Susanna CalkinsBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
The Savage Kind by John CopenhaverBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
The Bombay Prince by Sujata MasseyBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
The Mirror Dance by Catriona McPhersonBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-DayBill Gottfried Memorial/Best Historical Mystery Novel2022
All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. MorrisDebut Mystery2022
Who is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra AndrewsDebut Mystery2022
Blackout by Marco CarocariDebut Mystery2022
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila HarrisDebut Mystery2022
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. ManansalaDebut Mystery2022
Mango, Mambo, and Murder (A Caribbean Kitchen Mystery) by Raquel V. ReyesHumorous Mystery Novel2022
Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery Novel2022
Mimi Lee Cracks the Code (A Sassy Cat Mystery) by Jennifer J. ChowHumorous Mystery Novel2022
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle CosimanoHumorous Mystery Novel2022
How to Book a Murder (A Starlit Bookshop Mystery) by Cynthia KuhnHumorous Mystery Novel2022
Fogged Off by Wendall ThomasHumorous Mystery Novel2022
All the Devils Are Here by Louise PennyBest Mystery Novel2021
What You Don't See by Tracy ClarkBest Mystery Novel2021
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. CosbyBest Mystery Novel2021
Blind Vigil by Matt CoyleBest Mystery Novel2021
And Now She's Gone by Rachel Howzell HallBest Mystery Novel2021
The Turning Tide by Catriona McPhersonBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
Fate of a Flapper (The Speakeasy Murders, 2) by Susanna CalkinsBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne FreemanBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
Riviera Gold by Laurie R. KingBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
Mortal Music by Ann ParkerBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2021
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli WeidenDebut Mystery2021
Murder Goes to Market by Daisy BatemanDebut Mystery2021
Derailed by Mary KeliikoaDebut Mystery2021
Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth NeubauerDebut Mystery2021
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanDebut Mystery2021
The Lady Upstairs by Halley SuttonDebut Mystery2021
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery Novel2021
Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. ChowHumorous Mystery Novel2021
Squeeze Me by Carl HiaasenHumorous Mystery Novel2021
The Study of Secrets (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Book 5) by Cynthia KuhnHumorous Mystery Novel2021
The Pot Thief who Studied the Woman at Otowi Crossing by J. Michael OrenduffHumorous Mystery Novel2021
Skin Deep by Sung J. WooHumorous Mystery Novel2021
Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna CalkinsBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2020
The Pearl Dagger (An Art Deco Mystery Book 3) by L. A. ChandlarBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2020
A Lady's Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne FreemanBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2020
The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer KincheloeBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2020
The Ninja Daughter by Tori EldridgeDebut Mystery2020
Miracle Creek by Angie KimDebut Mystery2020
One Night Gone by Tara LaskowskiDebut Mystery2020
Three-Fifths by John VercherDebut Mystery2020
Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery2020
Murder from Scratch by Leslie KarstHumorous Mystery2020
The Subject of Malice (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia KuhnHumorous Mystery2020
Drowned Under (Cyd Redondo Mysteries Book 2) by Wendall ThomasHumorous Mystery2020
Your House Will Pay by Steph ChaMystery2020
Borrowed Time by Tracy ClarkMystery2020
They All Fall Down by Rachel Howzell HallMystery2020
Heaven, My Home by Attica LockeMystery2020
Broken Places by Tracy ClarkDebut Mystery2019
Cobra clutch by A. J. DevlinDebut Mystery2019
The Woman in the Window by Daniel MalloryDebut Mystery2019
What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee HixDebut Mystery2019
Deadly Solution (2018) by Keenan PowellDebut Mystery2019
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys BowenHistorical Mystery2019
The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday by David CorbettHistorical Mystery2019
Island of the Mad by Laurie R. KingHistorical Mystery2019
A Dying Note by Ann ParkerHistorical Mystery2019
It Begins In Betrayal by Iona WhishawHistorical Mystery2019
Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery2019
Hollywood Ending by Kellye GarrettHumorous Mystery2019
Nighttown by Timothy HallinanHumorous Mystery2019
Death al Fresco: A Sally Solari Mystery by Leslie KarstHumorous Mystery2019
The Spirit in Question (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery Book 3) by Cynthia KuhnHumorous Mystery2019
Wrong Light by Matt CoyleMystery2019
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise PennyMystery2019
Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-DayMystery2019
A Reckoning in the Back Country: A Samuel Craddock Mystery by Terry ShamesMystery2019
A Stone's Throw by James W. ZiskinMystery2019
A Short Time to Die by Susan BickfordDebut Mystery2018
Lost Luggage by Wendall ThomasDebut Mystery2018
A head in Cambodia : a Jenna Murphy mystery by Nancy TingleyDebut Mystery2018
Protocol by Kathleen ValentiDebut Mystery2018
The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer KincheloeHistorical Mystery2018
Dangerous to Know by Renee PatrickHistorical Mystery2018
The Proud Sinner by Priscilla RoyalHistorical Mystery2018
Season of Blood by Jeri WestersonHistorical Mystery2018
Gone Gull by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2018
Dying on the Vine by Marla CooperHumorous Mystery2018
The Art of Vanishing by Cynthia KuhnHumorous Mystery2018
Dying for a Diamond by Cindy SampleHumorous Mystery2018
Blood Truth by Matt CoyleMystery2018
Glass Houses by Louise PennyMystery2018
An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock: A Samuel Craddock Mystery by Terry ShamesMystery2018
Styx & Stone by James W. ZiskinMystery2018
Cleaning Up Finn by Sarah M. ChenDebut Mystery2017
Terror in Taffeta by Marla CooperDebut Mystery2017
Decanting a Murder (A Sommelier Mystery) by Nadine NettmannDebut Mystery2017
Design for Dying by Renee PatrickDebut Mystery2017
Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys BowenHistorical Mystery2017
A Death Along the River Fleet by Susanna CalkinsHistorical Mystery2017
The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. KingHistorical Mystery2017
What Gold Buys by Ann ParkerHistorical Mystery2017
Die Like an Eagle by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2017
Fields Where They Lay (A Junior Bender Mystery) by Timothy HallinanHumorous Mystery2017
The CEO Came DOA by Heather HavenHumorous Mystery2017
Floodgate by Johnny ShawHumorous Mystery2017
A Disguise to Die For by Diane VallereHumorous Mystery2017
Dark Fissures by Matt CoyleMystery2017
Michelangelo's Ghost by Gigi PandianMystery2017
The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake by Terry ShamesMystery2017
The Crossing by Michael ConnellyBest LCC Regional Mystery2016
Night Tremors by Matt CoyleBest LCC Regional Mystery2016
The Promise by Robert CraisBest LCC Regional Mystery2016
Young Americans by Josh StallingsBest LCC Regional Mystery2016
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou BerneyBest World Mystery2016
Dragon Day by Lisa BrackmannBest World Mystery2016
The Killing Kind by Chris HolmBest World Mystery2016
The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna CalkinsBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
The Chocolate Kiss-Off by Heather HavenBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer KincheloeBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. KingBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNealBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2016
Plantation Shudders by Ellen ByronHumorous Mystery2016
Dying for a Donut by Cindy SampleHumorous Mystery2016
Crushed Velvet by Diane VallereHumorous Mystery2016
Queen of Hearts by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2015
From the charred remains by Susanna CalkinsBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2015
City of Ghosts by Kelli StanleyBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2015
Cup of Blood by Jeri WestersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2015
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2015
January Thaw by Jess LoureyHumorous Mystery2015
Dying for a Dude by Cindy SampleHumorous Mystery2015
Suede to Rest by Diane VallereHumorous Mystery2015
One Kick by Chelsea CainThe Rose for best mystery set in the LCC region, Portland, OR2015
Glass Houses (A Birdie Keane Novel) by Terri NolanThe Rose for best mystery set in the LCC region, Portland, OR2015
Deadly Bonds (A Detective Jackson Mystery) by L. J. SellersThe Rose for best mystery set in the LCC region, Portland, OR2015
Plaster City by Johnny ShawThe Rose for best mystery set in the LCC region, Portland, OR2015
Kilmoon by Lisa AlberThe Rosebud for best debut mystery2015
Ice Shear by M. P. CooleyThe Rosebud for best debut mystery2015
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-DayThe Rosebud for best debut mystery2015
Mistress of Fortune by Holly WestThe Rosebud for best debut mystery2015
Murder as a Fine Art by David MorrellBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2014
Heirs and Graces by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNealBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
Murder as a Fine Art by David MorrellBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
Covenant with Hell by Priscilla RoyalBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2014
Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara BlackThe Calamari for best mystery set outside the US2014
Hour of the Rat by Lisa BrackmannThe Calamari for best mystery set outside the US2014
As She Left It by Catriona McPhersonThe Calamari for best mystery set outside the US2014
Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey SigerThe Calamari for best mystery set outside the US2014
The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2014
The Fame Thief by Timothy HallinanHumorous Mystery2014
The Last Word by Lisa LutzHumorous Mystery2014
Dying for a Daiquiri by Cindy SampleHumorous Mystery2014
W is for Wasted by Sue GraftonThe Squid for best mystery set within the United States2014
Purgatory Key (A Del Shannon Novel) by Darrell JamesThe Squid for best mystery set within the United States2014
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi RyanThe Squid for best mystery set within the United States2014
A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry ShamesThe Squid for best mystery set within the United States2014
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2013
A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca CantrellBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2013
Live by Night by Dennis LehaneBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2013
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2013
Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder (Five Star Mystery Series) by Mike BefelerHumorous Mystery2013
Swift Run by Laura DiSilverioHumorous Mystery2013
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa LutzHumorous Mystery2013
Fit to be Dead (Aggie Mundeen Mystery, #1) by Nancy G. WestHumorous Mystery2013
Buffalo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret CoelRocky Award2013
Hush Money: A Mystery by Chuck GreavesRocky Award2013
Wicked Eddies by Beth GroundwaterRocky Award2013
Sonora Crossing (A Del Shannon Novel) by Darrell JamesRocky Award2013
In a Witch's Wardrobe by Juliet BlackwellWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
In a Witch's Wardrobe by Juliet BlackwellWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
Taken by Robert CraisWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
Fun House by Chris GrabensteinWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
When the Past Haunts You (Harry Bronson Mysteries) by L. C. HaydenWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2013
Naughty in Nice by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
A Game of Lies by Rebecca CantrellBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
A Killing Season by Priscilla RoyalBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
Troubled Bones by Jeri WestersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2012
The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper by Sally CarpenterEureka! Award for best first mystery2012
Dead Man's Switch by Tammy KaehlerEureka! Award for best first mystery2012
Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle StaabEureka! Award for best first mystery2012
Disturbance by Jan BurkeGolden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California2012
The Drop by Michael ConnellyGolden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California2012
Bit Player by Janet DawsonGolden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California2012
V is for Vengeance by Sue GraftonGolden Nugget Award for best mystery set in California2012
Getting Old Can Kill You by Rita LakinHumorous Mystery2012
October Fest by Jess LoureyHumorous Mystery2012
Magical Alienation by Kris NeriHumorous Mystery2012
Dying for a Dance by Cindy SampleHumorous Mystery2012
The Albuquerque Turkey: A Novel by John VorhausHumorous Mystery2012
City of Dragons by Kelli StanleyBruce Alexander Memorial Award/Best Historical Mystery2011
A Night of Long Knives by Rebecca CantrellBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2011
Murder for Greenhorns by Robert KresgeBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2011
City of Dragons by Kelli StanleyBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2011
The Demon's Parchment by Jeri WestersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2011
Wild Penance by Sandi AultHillerman Sky Award, mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest2011
The Bone Fire by Christine BarberHillerman Sky Award, mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest2011
Snare by Deborah J LedfordHillerman Sky Award, mystery that best captures the landscape of the Southwest2011
Stork Raving Mad by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2011
Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverioHumorous Mystery2011
Old Dogs by Donna MooreHumorous Mystery2011
Revenge for Old Times' Sake by Kris NeriHumorous Mystery2011
Dead Lift: An Emily Locke Mystery by Rachel BradyWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2011
Rolling Thunder by Chris GrabensteinWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2011
To Fetch a Thief by Spencer QuinnWatson Award for mystery novel with best sidekick2011
Tears of Pearl by Tasha AlexanderBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2010
In a Gilded Cage by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2010
Freedom's Flight by Gary PhillipsBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2010
Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri WestersonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2010
Swan for the Money by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2010
Living With Your Kids Is Murder by Mike BefelerHumorous Mystery2010
Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread by Denise DietzHumorous Mystery2010
High Crimes on the Magical Plane: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Mystery by Kris NeriHumorous Mystery2010
Cemetery Road by Gar Anthony HaywoodThe Panik, in honor of the late Paul Anik for the best Los Angeles Noir2010
Trust No One by Gregg HurwitzThe Panik, in honor of the late Paul Anik for the best Los Angeles Noir2010
Boulevard by Stephen Jay SchwartzThe Panik, in honor of the late Paul Anik for the best Los Angeles Noir2010
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha AlexanderBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2009
A Royal Pain by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2009
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden by Rhys BowenBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2009
Touchstone by Laurie R. KingBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2009
Angels Fall (A Mike Travis Novel) by Baron R. BirtcherHawaii Five-O2009
The Angel of Knowlton Park by Kate FloraHawaii Five-O2009
The Black Path by ├ůsa LarssonHawaii Five-O2009
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. MallietHawaii Five-O2009
Fractured by Karin SlaughterHawaii Five-O2009
Six Geese A-Slaying by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2009
It Happened One Knife by Jeffrey CohenHumorous Mystery2009
Thugs and Kisses by Sue Ann JaffarianHumorous Mystery2009
Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill: A Novel by N. M. KelbyHumorous Mystery2009
Getting Old is to Die For by Rita LakinHumorous Mystery2009
Queenpin by Megan AbbottArty Award, best cover art2008
Isabella Moon by Laura BenedictArty Award, best cover art2008
Silent Counsel: A Novel by Ken IsaacsonArty Award, best cover art2008
Stealing the Dragon by Tim MaleenyArty Award, best cover art2008
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2008
Stuff to Die For by Don BrunsHumorous Mystery2008
Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffrey CohenHumorous Mystery2008
Knee High by the Fourth of July by Jess LoureyHumorous Mystery2008
Free Fire by C. J. BoxRocky Award2008
Lost Dog by Bill CameronRocky Award2008
False Fortune by Twist PhelanRocky Award2008
No Nest for the Wicket by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2007
Monkey Man by Steve BrewerHumorous Mystery2007
47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers by Troy CookHumorous Mystery2007
Murder Unleashed by Elaine VietsHumorous Mystery2007
Night's Child by Maureen JenningsBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2006
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2006
Cue the Easter Bunny by Liz EvansHumorous Mystery2006
The Big Over Easy by Jasper FfordeHumorous Mystery2006
Highway 61 Resurfaced: A Novel by Bill FitzhughHumorous Mystery2006
Fags and Lager by Charlie WilliamsHumorous Mystery2006
Five for Silver by Mary ReedBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2005
Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla RoyalBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2005
Murder on Marble Row by Victoria ThompsonBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2005
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline WinspearBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2005
Snap Shot by Meg ChittendenCalavera Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, El Paso, TX2005
Shadow Play by David ColeCalavera Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, El Paso, TX2005
What Others Know by L. C. HaydenCalavera Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, El Paso, TX2005
Family Claims by Twist PhelanCalavera Award, best mystery set in the LCC region, El Paso, TX2005
Carnage on the Committee by Ruth Dudley EdwardsHumorous Mystery2005
Holy Guacamole! by Nancy FairbanksHumorous Mystery2005
Perfect Sax by Jerrilyn FarmerHumorous Mystery2005
Silver Lies by Ann ParkerBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2004
Four for a Boy by Mary ReedBruce Alexander Memorial Mystery Award2004
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2004
Shop Till You Drop by Elaine VietsHumorous Mystery2004
Dragonfly Bones by David ColeOtter Award for best mystery set in the LCC region, Monterey, CA2004
Murder Pans Out by Emily TollOtter Award for best mystery set in the LCC region, Monterey, CA2004
Hard Eight by Janet EvanovichHumorous Mystery2003
This Pen for Hire by Laura LevineHumorous Mystery2003
The Rival Queens by Fidelis MorganHumorous Mystery2003
Buck Fever: A Blanco County Mystery (Blanco County Mysteries) by Ben RehderHumorous Mystery2003
Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna AndrewsHumorous Mystery2002
Murder Can Upset Your Mother by Selma EichlerHumorous Mystery2002
Long Time No See by Susan IsaacsHumorous Mystery2002
Big Trouble by Dave BarryHumorous Mystery2000
High Five by Janet EvanovichHumorous Mystery2000
Immaculate Reception by Jerrilyn FarmerHumorous Mystery2000
Murder Shoots the Bull by Anne GeorgeHumorous Mystery2000
Dead Men Don't Dance by Margaret ChittendenHumorous Mystery1998
Scam (Stanley Hastings Mysteries) by Parnell HallHumorous Mystery1998
I Still Miss My Man But My Aim Is Getting Better by Sarah ShankmanHumorous Mystery1998
The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don WinslowHumorous Mystery1998
Who the Hell is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. FordHumorous Mystery1996
God Bless John Wayne by Kinky FriedmanHumorous Mystery1996
Movie by Parnell HallHumorous Mystery1996
Miracles in Maggody by Joan HessHumorous Mystery1996
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumbHumorous Mystery1996

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The Lefty Awards are chosen by registered members of each Left Coast Crime convention. They were originally established to celebrate the best humorous mystery of the year. See also the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for winners of that award before it was officially made part of the Leftys in 2016. (English, Member-written)
Most humorous mystery published in previous year, awarded at Left Coast Crime http://www.leftcoastcrime.org (English, Member-written)
Beginning in 2016, all awards given by the Left Coast Crime convention (including the Bruce Alexander award) are officially part of the Lefty Awards. (English, Member-written)

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