Agatha Award Winners and a Mysteristas Win

Congratulations to all the Agatha Award Winners and a special shout-out to our very own Cynthia Kuhn, who won a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant.

Best Contemporary Novel
Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)

Best First Novel
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran (Berkley Prime Crime)

Best Nonfiction
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey by Hank Phillippi Ryan (ed) (Henery Press)

Best Short Story
“The Odds are Against Us” by Art Taylor (EQMM)

Best Children’s/Young Adult
The Code Buster’s Club, Case #4, The Mummy’s Curse by Penny Warner (Egmont USA)

Sara Paretsky was presented with Malice Domestic’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her many contributions to the mystery fiction genre.

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Author: Theresa Crater

Award-winning author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. In The Star Family, a Gothic mansion holds a secret spiritual group and a 400-year-old ritual that must be completed to save the day. The shadow government search for ancient Atlantean weapons in the fabled Hall of Records in Under the Stone Paw and fight to control ancient crystals sunk beneath the sea in Beneath the Hallowed Hill. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The most recent include “The Judgment of Osiris” and “Bringing the Waters.” Theresa has also published poetry and a baker’s dozen of literary criticism. Currently, she teaches writing and British lit in Denver.

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