For so many reasons, I was heartbroken not to be able to attend Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles this weekend as planned. Delighted, however, to learn that the second Kitty Pangborn mystery, Death Was in the Picture, had been named as the winner of the Panik Award for L.A.-based noir.
Also nominated were: Cemetery Road, by Gar Anthony Haywood (Severn House); Trust No One, by Gregg Hurwitz (St. Martin’s Press); and Boulevard, by Stephen J. Schwartz (Forge). All worthy books whose authors I admire. Being in such esteemed company makes the win especially sweet.
The Rap Sheet has the full list of awards given out at LCC here.