Left Coast Crime

LEFT COAST CRIME HISTORY

Place Year Guest(s) of Honor Fan Guest(s) of Honor Toastmaster(s) Lifetime Achievement Award
San Francisco, CA 1991 Marcia Muller &
Bill Pronzini
  Bruce Taylor  
San Francisco, CA 1992 J.A. Jance &
Earl Emerson
  James Lee Burke  
Anaheim, CA 1993 Susan Dunlap   Ann & Evan Maxwell  
Anaheim, CA 1994 Aaron Elkins &
Charlotte Elkins
  Carolyn Hart  
Scottsdale, AZ 1995 Tony Hillerman   Judith Van Gieson  
Boulder, CO 1996 Kinky Friedman Maggie Mason Nevada Barr  
Seattle, WA 1997 Faye & Jonathan Kellerman   Lia Matera  
San Diego, CA 1998 Elizabeth George Willis Herr Alan Russell Bob Wade
Albuquerque, NM 1999 John Dunning Tasha Mackler Deborah Crombie  
Tucson, AZ 2000 Sue Grafton George Easter Harlan Coben  
Anchorage, AL 2001 Michael Connolly & Lindsay Davis Andi Shechter    
Portland, OR 2002 Steven Saylor &
Laurie King
Don Herron G.M. Ford  
Pasadena, CA 2003 Robert Crais Sue Feder Jerrilyn Farmer  
Monterey, CA 2004 Sharan Newman & Walter Mosley Bryan Barrett & Thom Walls Gillian Roberts Richard Lupoff
El Paso, TX 2005 Paco Ignacio Taibo II & S.J. Rozan Ernie Bulow Rick Riordan  
Bristol, UK 2006 Boris Akunin, Jeffery Deaver & Anne Perry Bill & Toby Gottfried (US)
Donna Moore (UK)
Lee Child  
Seattle, WA 2007 Dennis & Gayle Lynds Diane Kovacs &
Kara Robinson
Gary Phillips  
Denver, CO 2008 Stephen White Michael Masliah Elaine Viets  
Waikoloa - Hawaii, HI 2009 Rhys Bowen &
Barry Eisler
Vallery Feldman & Pam Dehnke Lee Goldberg  
Los Angeles, CA 2010 Jan Burke & Lee Child Janet Rudolph Bill Fitzhugh  
Santa Fe, NM 2011 Margaret Coel & Steven Havill Marvin Lachman Steve Brewer Martin Cruz Smith
Sacramento, CA 2012 John Lescroart & Jacqueline Winspear Noemi Levine Harley Jane Kozak  
Colorado Springs, CO 2013 Craig Johnson & Laura Lippmann Tom & Enid Schantz David Corbett  
Monterey, CA 2014 Cara Black & Louise Penny Sue Trowbridge Brad Parks Marcia Muller &
Bill Pronzini
Portland, OR 2015 Chelsea Cain & Ridley Pearson Friends of Mystery Gar Anthony Haywood  

Lefty Award Winners: The Lefty is an award for the most humorous mystery published in a particular year. It is voted on by Left Coast Crime attendees.

1996: The Fat Innkeeper by Alan Russell
1997: No award given
1998: Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
1999: Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
2000: Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
2001: No award given
2002: tie: Dim Sum Dead by Jerrilyn Farmer and Fender Benders by Bill Fitzhugh
2003: tie: The Hearse Case Scenario by Tim Cockey and Pipsqueak by Brian M. Wiprud
2004: Mumbo Gumbo by Jerrilyn Farmer
2005: tie: We'll Always Have Parrots by Donna Andrews and Blue Blood by Susan McBride
2006: Cast Adrift by Peter Guttridge
2007: Go to Helena Handbasket by Donna Moore
2008: Murder With Reservations by Elaine Viets
2009: Greasing the Pinata by Tim Maleeny
2010: Getting Old Is a Disaster by Rita Lakin
2011: The Pot Thief Who Studied Einstein by J. Michael Orenduff
2012: The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
2013: The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks
2014: The Good Cop by Brad Parks

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