The Agatha awards are presented at the annual Malice Domestic mystery convention, having been voted on by convention attendees. Winners were announced at the Agatha Awards Banquet May 7, 2000. The award is named in honor of Agatha Christie, author of many “cozy” mysteries, and is shaped like a teapot, as the traditional cozy takes place in the English countryside.
Earlene Fowler’s Mariner’s Compass
Best First Novel
Robin Hathaway’s Murder, With Peacocks
Daniel Stashower’s Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle
Best Short Story
Nancy Pickard’s “Out of Africa”
St. Martin’s Contest Winner