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Agatha Awards 2012

The winners of the 2012 Agatha Awards were announced at the Malice Domestic Conference on May 4, 2013. Established in 1989, Malice Domestic® is an annual "fun fan" convention in metropolitan Washington, D.C., saluting the traditional mystery --- books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex and no excessive gore or gratuitous violence.

Macavity Awards 2013

The Macavity Award is named for the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot's OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. Each year, the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries in five categories.

Week of October 24, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of October 24th include THE GUEST ROOM by Chris Bohjalian, the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong --- two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams; THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE, Melanie Benjamin's novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s --- and the scandalous, headline-making and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley; THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING, the much-anticipated follow-up to NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, in which Iowa native Bill Bryson --- now a British citizen --- sets out again to rediscover his adopted country; and PACIFIC, Simon Winchester's biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world.