Monday, February 5, 2018

SMFS Agatha Award Nominees

Established in 1989, Malice Domestic™ is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area that celebrates the traditional mystery, best typified by the works of Agatha Christie, containing no explicit sex, excessive gore, or violence.

Malice Domestic 30 (April 27- 29, 2018) sees four SMFS members up for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Those members are:

Barb Goffman for “Whose Wine is it Anyway” in the anthology, 50 Shades of Cabernet (Koehler Books).

Debra Goldstein for “The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (May/June 2017).

Gigi Pandian for “The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn” (Henery Press).

Art Taylor for “A Necessary Ingredient” in the anthology Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea (Down &Out Books).

Please note that each short story is linked to where you can read the work for free thanks to the efforts of Janet Rudolph and her Mystery Fanfare blog.

Additionally, Edith Maxwell is a nominee in the Best Historical Novel category for her mystery, Called To Justice

Also nominated in the Best First Novel category is Micky Browning for Adrift: A Mer Cavallo Mystery.

SMFS salutes our six members on this honor and wishes them all the best as they represent SMFS at Malice Domestic. 

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