Saturday, February 09, 2013

Helllooooo Agatha!

 Nominations for  the Agatha Awards have been announced and I gotta tell ya, I'm pretty much thrilled to bits to see Stephanie Jaye Evans in the Best First category!  And what LOVELY company she has there!

Agathas are part of the Malice Domestic convention, a convention for readers of traditional mysteries. It's a wonderful event, held every year around the same time, near Washington DC.  If you love to read delicious cozies, wickedly charming procedurals, and just good books in general you'd have a good time here!  (This isn't a craft conference--no panels on how-to. It's just your favorite authors and more!)

Best First Novel: 
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans
 A Killer Read by Erika Chase
 A Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan
 Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown
 Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

Best Novel:
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best Non-fiction:
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly/Declan Burke

Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 by Joseph Goodrich, Editor

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre

The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, Editor

Best Short Story:
"Mischief in Mesopotamia" by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Kept in the Dark" by Shelia Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon Anthology)
"The Lord is My Shamus" by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)
"Thea's First Husband" by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
"When Duty Calls", by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel:
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Best Historical Novel:
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson
Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear


Terri Lynn Coop said...

That is the lovely lady with the pugs that you introduced me to in Houston, correct?

Squeeeee! That is for sure some fine company she is in! I will be rooting for her.


Janet Reid said...

Indeed, that is Stephanie with the pugs. Sadly it's pug singular now. Mr. Wiggles has gone on to his next life.

Eileen said...

Oooh more books for my to be read list. I loved Code Name Verity- so I'm glad to see that included.

Slow Hands said...

Congratulations to you and Ms. Evans! That's a great way to start the week.