The Malice Domestic convention took place this past weekend. Although some sites say that these are the 2007 awards, they are actually the 2006 awards. I know that the convention itself took place in 2007, but the works of mysteries were published in 2006. Thus the different years.
I did not attend the convention, and had a difficult time finding out the winners in the different categories. But, I finally was able to solve the mystery! (The Malice Domestic site hasn’t posted the winners yet, but I’m sure they will do so soon……..) I know that a lot of cozy mystery readers anxiously await the results, but, as I have stated before on this site, this is truly a case of “being nominated is an award in itself.” I truly believe that. I know, when I look at the lists of previous and current nominations, that I am looking at lists of cozy mystery reading at its best.
Anyway, I am posting the winners for the categories, but I’m also providing the links so that you can see all of the other nominations. Being nominated for such prestigious awards puts all of the nominated in a cozy class of excellence.
Best First Novel: The Heat of the Moon by Sandra Parshall
Best Non-Fiction: Don’t Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden
Best Children/Young Adult: Pea Soup Poisonings by Nancy Means Wright
Malice Domestic Poirot Award: Douglas Greene