Agatha Award: Best Short Story

“The Odds Are Against Us,” originally published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (November 2014), won the Agatha Award for Best Short Story at Malice Domestic. Congratulations to my fellow finalists in the category—Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell, and Kathy Lynn Emerson—and to the winners in the other categories:

  • 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, Editor (Henery Press)
  • Best Short Story: “The Odds are Against Us” (PDF) by Art Taylor, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2014
  • Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel: The Code Buster’s Club, Case #4: The Mummy’s Curse by Penny Warner (Egmont USA)