Congratulations to the winners of the Agatha Awards, announced tonight at Malice Domestic.
Best Novel - Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing)
Best First Novel - Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)
Best Non-Fiction - Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure by Leslie Budewitz (Linder)
Best Short Story - "Disarming" by Dana Cameron, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - June 2011
Best Children's/Yong Adult - The Black Heart Crypt by Chris Grabenstein (Random House)
Best Historical Novel - Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
And, a special shout-out to Chris Grabenstein, because he and I share a love for "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh."
Along with a note. Rhys Bowen said she had to fly home from Malice. She fell at a restaurant, and broke her pelvis. Sending good thoughts your way, Rhys.