Well, I guess we know where most of our favorite Cozy Mystery authors are right now, and what they are doing this weekend! That’s right, the 26th Malice Domestic Convention is underway right now in Bethesda, Maryland.
I have often said that out of all of the awards that are given to mystery authors/books, the Agatha Awards are by far the Coziest of Cozy! And, those are the very same awards that are being handed out this weekend at the 26th Malice Domestic Convention. (The Agatha Awards are so Cozy that they are actually tea pots that are inscribed!)
This is where some of our very favorite authors first came to our attention, either having been nominated or having won an award for his/her first mystery novel. If you take a look at the Agatha Awards Best First Novels page, you will (no doubt) recognize a lot of the authors. It seems like a lot of our favorite Cozy Mystery authors started winning awards right here.
Next take a look at the Agatha Awards Best Novel page. Yow! You will see more of our favorite Cozy Mystery authors on this page! Also, in 2011 they began giving the Agatha Awards Best Historical Novel awards. I can’t imagine why it took so long for them to add this category, but I’m certainly glad they did!
I have already listed the authors and their nominated mystery books on these pages. I’ll be posting the winners soon… very soon!
Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!