I have nothing against the Edgar winners, but the Agathas are definitely much more my type of awards. And, it was very nice to learn from Carl Brookins that two of my friends won. Congratulations to Chris Grabenstein & Louise Penny!
Here are the award winners, as posted by Carl Brookins.
MALICE 21 AGATHA WINNERS
Best Children’s/Young Adult
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein for Random House
Best Short Story,
“The Night Things Changed,” by Dana Cameron for Penguin Group
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson for Perseverance Press
Best First Novel
Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet for Midnight Ink
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny for St. Martin’s Press
Congratulations to the winners!