Posts Tagged ‘Agatha Awards’

Beginnings (More)

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April 15th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

On Sundays, we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2005, #15, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. This is the first of the Echo Falls series and my first children’s book. It came out the same year as OBLIVION (subject of last Sunday’s beginnings). DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE won the Agatha award for best children’s mystery.

[“A standout novel… The no-nonsense tone of the well-written prose, the multifacted characters, the hint of romance, and the subtly structured mystery open the potential fan base to include just about everyone.”
– Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books]

Ingrid Levin-Hill, three weeks past her thirteenth birthday, sat thinking in her orthodontist’s waiting room. You’re born cute. Babies are cute. Not hard to guess why – it’s so everyone will forgive them for being such a pain. You grow a little older, and people say, “What beautiful hair,” or “Get a load of those baby blues,” or something nice that keeps you thinking you’re still on the cuteness track. Then you hit twelve or thirteen and boom, they tell you everything needs fixing.

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Agatha Awards Teapot

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February 5th, 2016 Posted 7:49 am

This came up yesterday. Here’s an example of the Agatha teapot prize (inscription depending, of course).

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Agatha and Us

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February 4th, 2016 Posted 7:17 am

WOOF has been nominated for an Agatha Award in the best children’s/YA category. Winner – announced at the Malice Domestic convention at the end of April – gets a cool teapot. We know because DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE won in the same category in 2005. At this rate if we live to be 160 or so we’ll have several.

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The Books



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