It's always so much fun to find out who won the Agatha Awards. I've actually read these books! The Agathas were presented tonight at Malice Domestic. Thanks to Twitter and Criminal Element, I can tell you who won.
Best Nonfiction - Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran
Best Children's/Young Adult - The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith
Best First Mystery Novel - The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames (We'll be celebrating this win on Thursday when Avery appears for Authors @ The Teague. Join us at 2 p.m.!)
Best Short Story - "So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Sept./Oct. 2010
They also announced a new category of Agatha Award next year, Best Historical. And, they honored Carole Nelson Douglas as Guest of Honor, and presented Janet Rudolph of Mystery Readers' International with the Poirot Award.
(I need to go to the Malice Domestic Convention one of these years!)