Saturday, April 30, 2011

Agatha Award Winners

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 Novel - Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny. This was Louise's fourth Agatha in a row.

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!)


Diana said...

Lesa - thanks for sharing!! I've been at the LA Times FOB allday and was so pleased to see you posted the Agatha winners!!!

Diana James

Kaye Barley said...

Thank you for posting this, Lesa!!!

I'm going to start saving my pennies to go to this next year.

I've been to a couple Bouchercons and love that con. Now time to experience Malice.

I'd LOVE love love to spend some time with you at this next year, Lesa!!! (hint hint).

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Diana. I'm glad I could list them here.

Lesa said...

OK, Kaye. I'm listening. I know Bouchercon is in Cleveland, though, next year, and all of my family is in Ohio. I still think I'd enjoy Malice.