The 2013 Agatha Awards were presented during a banquet tonight at the 25th annual Malice Domestic conference, honoring the traditional mystery. The award winners:
- Best Novel: The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny
- Best Historical Mystery: Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder, by Catriona McPherson
- Best First Novel: Lowcountry Boil, by Susan M. Boyer
- Best Nonfiction: Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels, by John Connolly/Declan Burke
- Best Short Story: "Mischief in Mesopotamia", by Dana Cameron, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
- Best Children's/Young Adult Novel: The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse, by Penny Warner
For a complete list of nominees and winners (including information about winners in past years, click here.
In addition, these special awards and honors were also presented:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Aaron Elkins
- Amelia Award: Carolyn Hart
- Guest of Honor: Laurie R. King
- International Guest of Honor: Peter Robinson
- Fan Guest of Honor: Cindy Silberblatt
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!