I'm attending Left Coast Crime in 2011 and attendees are asked to nominate novels for the LCC awards. Of course, I can't remember the books I've read and loved this year, and like a true shinolaforbrains, I didn't keep a list. Plus the year isn't over!
Help! In the comments column of this blog post please give me your suggestions for books that fit in these categories:
Best humorous mystery novel
THE BRUCE ALEXANDER MEMORIAL HISTORICAL MYSTERY:
Best historical mystery novel, covering events before 1950
THE HILLERMAN SKY AWARD:
The mystery (short story to novel length) that best captures the landscape of the Southwest
Best sidekick in a mystery novel
To be eligible: works must have been published for the first time in the United States during calendar year 2010. If published in other countries before 2010, works are still eligible if they meet the US publication requirement.