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Sunday, March 26, 2023

How many of these award winners have you read?

cj Sez: Congratulations to the winners and the nominees for Sisters in Crime Lefty Award winners! These novels should definitely be on your To-Be-Read list/stack.

From the SinC press release:
  Sisters in Crime salutes the four Lefty Award Winners, who received their honors last week at Left Coast Crime in Tucson. Here's a complete list of nominees with winners listed first by category.

1. Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
Ellen Byron, Bayou Book Thief (Berkley Prime Crime)
Jennifer J. Chow, Death by Bubble Tea (Berkley Prime Crime)
A.J. Devlin, Five Moves of Doom (NeWest Press)
T.G. Herren, A Streetcar Named Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
Catriona McPherson, Scot in a Trap (Severn House)

2. Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (The Bill Gottfried Memorial for books covering events before 1970)
Wanda M. Morris, Anywhere You Run (William Morrow)
Dianne Freeman, A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder (Kensington Books)
Catriona McPherson, In Place of Fear (Mobius)
Karen Odden, Under a Veiled Moon (Crooked Lane Books)
Ann Parker, The Secret in the Wall (Poisoned Pen Press)
Iona Whishaw, Framed in Fire (Touchwood Editions)

3. Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
Ramona Emerson, Shutter (Soho Crme)
Erin E. Adams, Jackal (Bantam Books)
Eli Cranor, Don’t Know Tough (Soho Crime)
Meredith Hambrock, Other People’s Secrets (Crooked Lane Books)
Harini Nagendra, The Bangalore Detectives Club (Pegasus Crime)
Rob Osler, Devil’s Chew Toy (Crooked Lane Books)
Jane Pek, The Verifiers (Vintage Books)

4. Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
Kellye Garrett, Like a Sister (Mulholland Books)
Laurie R. King, Back to the Garden (Bantam Books)
James L’Etoile, Dead Drop (Level Best Books)
Gigi Pandian, Under Lock & Skeleton Key (Minotaur Books)
Louise Penny, A World of Curiosities (Minotaur Books)
Alex Segura, Secret Identity (Flatiron Books)

CLASSIC PIECES RETOLD is available for pre-order!

  In this sixth installment of the Mobile Writers Guild Pieces anthology series, members pay homage to some favorite classic works now in the public domainnovels, short stories, and poems. (I have retold two Agatha Christie short mysteries.)

   Mark your calendars for the book signing by multiple authors at The Haunted Book Shop during Mobile’s April 14 LoDa Art Walk. 

   Not able to be there but would like signed copies? Pre-order copies from The Haunted Book Shop and request they have them signed for you on April 14. 

   For Amazon purchases, click here: Buy CLASSIC PIECES Now



  That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety. 


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