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The Agatha Award is given yearly by Malice Domestic to honor the traditional mystery as typified by the works of Agatha Christie.
Best Short Story: "Nice Gorilla" by Aaron and Charlotte Elkins, published in "Malice Domestic 1"
Best First Novel: "Blanche On The Lam" by Barbara Neely
Best Novel: "Bootlegger's Daughter" by Margaret Maron