This year, we won't be able to gather in Bethesda, Maryland, to celebrate the best of the traditional mystery. We'll miss the homecoming, family reunion, and all round party blast. But, that doesn't mean that we can't celebrate the magnificent authors whose brilliant works have been nominated for the Agatha Award.
Last year, I offered a quiz to match words (from stories or novels) with authors in the Best Short Story and Best First Novel categories. This year, I'm expanding the game to include all the nominees. The Best Historical Mystery, Best Nonfiction, and Best Children/Young Adult categories are featured today and the rest will be in my post at Writers Who Kill tomorrow.
Why don't you take these little tests today and tomorrow to remember some great reads or be introduced to some new authors? Match the titles (numbered) with the words (lettered) below. Answers are at the end!
Best Historical Mystery
(B) Denver/Crime Ring/Hacker
(C) Extended Honeymoon/Animal Attack
(H) New York/London/Voodoo Macbeth
(L) School/Anniversary/Detective Society
(N) Wagon Train/Kidnapping/Magic
(O) Women/Victims/Wrong Place at Wrong Time