2013 Agatha Award winners.

Earlier tonight, at Malice Domestic, the Agatha awards were handed out:

Best Novel:
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Other finalists:
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Novel:
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
Other finalists:
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown
A Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan
A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans

Best Non-fiction:
Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly/Declan Burke
Other finalists:
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 by Joseph Goodrich, Editor
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, Editor

Best Short Story:
“Mischief in Mesopotamia” (PDF) by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2012)
Other finalists:
“Kept in the Dark” by Sheila Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon Anthology)
“The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)
“Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2012)
“When Duty Calls” by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel:
The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner
Other finalists:
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Best Historical Novel:
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson
Other finalists:
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear