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The 2021 Agatha Award Winners Have Been Announced!

written by Patricia

At the end of last week, Malice Domestic mystery convention determined which of the Agatha nominees were going to win the awards.

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Mystery Readers International Announce Their Nominees for 2021 Macavity Awards!

written by Patricia

Mystery Readers International is a fan/reader organization open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers of Mystery fiction. It was founded by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California. It publishes the Mystery Readers Journal quarterly.

This long-standing mystery readership gives out their Macavity awards which includes: Best Mystery Novel, Best First Mystery, and the Sue Feder Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery. Yet another source for finding great mystery reads! 

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Lefty and Edgar Mystery Awards Winners Announced!

written by Patricia

Two of the major mystery award groups have determined for 2021's award winners. This post has the list with links -- but don't forget to check out the posts with Lefty and Edgar nominees. They aer also some of the best  of thebest mysteries of 2021!

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Our Discussion with Tracy Clark on "Broken Places"

written by Patricia

Read about what we learned concerning Tracy and this terrific series debut mystery!

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The Eminent Edgar Nominees Are Imminent!

written by Patricia

The Mystery Writers of America, the oldest and largest of American mystery awards, are anounced this time each year. They are widely regarded as the Oscars of the mystery world!

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Continuing With the Major Mystery Awards - Here Are the 2021 Agatha Award Nominees!

written by Patricia

More Than Malice graphic The Malice Domestic convention is Viral this year andwillbe held virtually on July 14th & 15th as MoreThanMalice as its name. The Agatha award winners will be announced then, but herearethenominees!

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Criminous Cons Award Season Has Begun: Lefty Nominees Announced!

written by Patricia

While mystery conventions have either halted or gone virtual due to Covid, the Left Coast Crime members have not backed down from picking their favorites from 2020. Categories and Nominees are in this post!

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Our Long Awaited Discussion with Sulari Gentill on "A Few right Thinking Men"

written by Patricia

Sulari Gentill shares the story behind this story set in the "between the wars" time period in Australia.

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Renowned Mystery Author Margaret Maron Has Passed Away

written by Patricia

The most fitting tribute to this wonderful, generous, and witty author, is to read one of her books! Here's more about her, as well as the lists and links to our copies of her two series of books.

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Our Discussion with Rhys Bowen on "Murphy's Law"

written by Patricia

Rhys shared her exoperiences creating Molly Murphy and her first appearance in Murphy's Law!

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The Game's Afoot: We've Added a New Reader Link for a Very Cool Website!

written by Patricia

Leave it to Hank Phillip Ryan -- there's a new & unique discussion "room" for mystery fans and authors and it's the brainchild of both Hank & fellow award-winning author, Karen Dionne, 

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Zooming with Tracee de Hahn to Discuss "Swiss Vendetta"

written by Patricia

Our holiday present came early this year: a delightful time with author Tracee de Hahn! We talked about how this story was initially one that she had written as part of her early efforts to see if she could write a book. In this endeavour she was joined by her father, who got them started by asking her to help write a spy novel. 

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Zooming with Author Dianne Freeman on "The Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder"

written by Patricia

We Give Thanks This Month to Dianne Freeman for not only spedning time with us, but for her willingness to try again with us, when the COVID pandemic caused us to cancel this discussion in April. 

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Zooming with Sujata Massey on "The Widows of Malabar Hill"

written by Patricia

MAF visited 1920s Bombay with an unparalled historical travel guide: the author of The Widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey!

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Mystery "Goodies" Promised at Our Last Meeting!

written by Patricia

At our last Zoom meeting, there were several things that came up that the group asked for us to post -- so here it all is!

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