A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
3/18/2006 Cast Adrift takes the Lefty
March 18, 2006. Left Coast Crime is a conference that normally takes place west of the Mississippi but in 2006 it occured on the Left Coast of England, namely Bristol. Go figure.
The winner of Lefty Award is chosen by conference participants every year for the best funny crime novel of the year. And this time it went to Cast Adrift, about a journalist who gets involved in the making of a pirate movie and finds real life pirates.
One reviewer called it "Agatha Christie on laughing gas."