Mystery Awards Season Begins

Courtesy the Rap Sheet comes the first spate of mystery genre awards, to be handed out at Left Coast Crime next month in Denver (the Dilys is on its way too, but later):

The Lefty (for the most humorous mystery published in 2007)
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, by Donna Andrews (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
Stuff to Die For, by Don Bruns (Oceanview Publishing)
Some Like It Hot-Buttered, by Jeff Cohen (Berkley)
Knee High by the Fourth of July, by Jess Lourey (Midnight Ink)
Murder with Reservations, by Elaine Viets (NAL)

The Rocky (for best mystery set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region in 2007)
Free Fire, by C.J. Box (Putnam)
Lost Dog, by Bill Cameron (Midnight Ink)
The Girl with Braided Hair, by Margaret Coel (Berkley)
Stealing the Dragon, by Tim Maleeny (Midnight Ink)
False Fortune, by Twist Phelan (Poisoned Pen Press)

The Arty (For Best Cover Art On A Mystery Novel Published In 2007)
Queenpin, By Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)
Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict (Ballantine)
Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Silent Counsel, by Ken Issacson (Windermere Press)
Stealing the Dragon, by Tim Maleeny (Midnight Ink)

Congratulations to all the nominees.