Louise Penny Wins Agatha


Malice Domestics announced the winners for the 2013 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Novel: THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best First Novel: LOWCOUNTRY BOIL, by Susan M. Boyer (Henery Press)

Best Non-Fiction: BOOKS TO DIE FOR, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke (Atria Books)

Best Short Story: “Mischief in Mesopotamia,” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2012)

Best Children/Young Adult Novel: THE CODE BUSTERS CLUB, CASE #2: THE HOUNTED LIGHTHOUSE: by Penny Warner (EGMONT USA)

Best Historical Novel: DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR MURDER, by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Aaron Elkins

Amelia Award: Carolyn Hart