2013 Agatha Award winners

Today, at the Malice Domestic mystery conference, the 2013 Agatha Awards were presented:

Award winner Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Novel

DEATH AL DENTE by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Historical Novel  

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)

Best Contemporary Novel

THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Nonfiction

THE HOUR OF PERIL: THE SECRET PLOT TO MURDER LINCOLN BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

Best Short Story

“The Care and Feeding of House Plants” by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Best Children’s/YA Nominations

ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)