Monday, January 27, 2020

SMFS Members Nominated for the 2020 Agatha Awards


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 32 (May 1-3, 2020) sees seven SMFS list members up for an Agatha Award in three different categories.


In the “Best Short Story” category this year there are four members that are nominated. Those members are:


Kaye George for “Grist for the Mill” in A Murder of Crows (Darkhouse Books).

Barb Goffman for “Alex’s Choice” in Crime Travel (Wildside Press)

Cynthia Kuhn for “The Blue Ribbon” in Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible (Wildside Press)

Art Taylor for “Better Days” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: May/June 2019.


We also have members up for Agatha Awards for longer works. Those members are:


Tara Laskowski is up for the Agatha Award in the “Best First Mystery Novel” for One Night Gone.

Ang Pompano is up for the Agatha Award in the “Best First Mystery Novel” for When It’s Time For Leaving.

Edith Maxwell is up for the Agatha Award in the “Best Historical Novel” category for Charity’s Burden: A Quaker Midwife Mystery (Midnight Ink).


SMFS salutes our members on this honor and wishes them the best as they represent SMFS at Malice Domestic.  The full list of nominees can be found at the Malice Domestic website.

4 comments:

Art Taylor said...

So pleased to be on this list myself--and alongside such fine writers. Appreciating our community here. :-)

Ang Pompano said...

It’s so great to be on this list with these friends and wonderful writers. Good luck to everyone!

Barb Goffman said...

Thanks to the SMFS members for their support over the years and to SMFS President Kevin Tipple for sharing this news now. I'm thrilled by this nomination and look forward to toasting all the finalists in May at Malice.

Cynthia Kuhn said...

Thank you, SMFS! Very honored to be rubbing elbows with writers I admire so much. Congratulations to everyone.