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THE BODY IN GRIFFITH PARK is Nominated for a Lefty Award!


Every spring, crime fiction fans, authors, booksellers, librarians, and publishing industry people gather somewhere on the Left Coast to celebrate the mystery genre. Attendees nominate their favorite mystery novels from the previous year for the prestigious Lefty Awards,

I'm floored, because THE BODY IN GRIFFITH PARK was nominated for Best Historical Mystery Novel (The Bruce Alexander Memorial Award) alongside books by four authors I truly admire: Susanna Calkins, L.A. Chandlar, Dianne Freeman, and Sujata Massey.

Here is the complete list of 2020 Lefty Award Nominees. Congratulations everyone, and good luck!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel

Ellen Byron, Fatal Cajun Festival (Crooked Lane Books)

Leslie Karst, Murder from Scratch (Crooked Lane Books)

Cynthia Kuhn, The Subject of Malice (Henery Press)

Catriona McPherson, Scot & Soda (Midnight Ink)

Wendall Thomas, Drowned Under (Poisoned Pen Press)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial) for books covering events before 1970

Susanna Calkins, Murder Knocks Twice (Minotaur Books)

L.A. Chandlar, The Pearl Dagger (Kensington Books)

Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder (Kensington Books)

Jennifer Kincheloe, The Body in Griffith Park (Seventh Street Books)

Sujata Massey, The Satapur Moonstone (Soho Crime)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel

Steph Cha, Your House Will Pay (Ecco)

Tracy Clark, Borrowed Time (Kensington Books)

Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows (Oceanview Publishing)

Rachel Howzell Hall, They All Fall Down (Forge Books)

Attica Locke, Heaven, My Home (Mulholland Books)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel

Tori Eldridge, The Ninja Daughter (Agora Books)

Angie Kim, Miracle Creek (Sarah Crichton Books)

Tara Laskowski, One Night Gone (Graydon House)

John Vercher, Three-Fifths (Agora Books)

Carl Vonderau, Murderabilia (Midnight Ink).


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