I love this time of year when so many awards are presented. The Edgars are great, but the Agatha Awards for excellence in mystery writing, presented at Malice Domestic, are more representative of the books I read. One of these years, I'm going to that convention.
Here are this year's awards, as presented last night at Malice Domestic.
Best Children's/Young Adult Novel -
The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein
Dame Agatha's Shorts by Elena Santangelo
Best Short Story
"On the House" by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Best First Novel
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Congratulations to all of the winners!