Friday, March 1, 2013

Look Who’s Turning 25…

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Spring is around the corner and that means fans and authors from around the world will once again be gathering for Malice Domestic in Bethesda, Maryland to celebrate and honor the traditional mystery.
This year is special because it is the 25th year of Malice. Back in 1989, 93 people planned a weekend together and with the love of Barbara Mertz, Robert Barnard and Agatha Christie as their bond, began the Malice Domestic tradition. Their numbers grew year after year and continue to grow today with new fans joining longtime attendees and the faithful few, those who have attended every Malice since the beginning.
View of the banquet hall
Malice has often been compared to a warm and friendly family reunion, where mystery fans come to see old friends and make new ones while rubbing elbows with their favorite authors in an intimate setting.
To commemorate Malice Domestic 25, a book entitled Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea: An Interesting and Entertaining History of Malice Domestic’s First 25 Years will be published by Wildside Press in April of this year. Edited by Verena Rose and Rita Owen, the book will include essays and remembrances from various contributors, mystery authors and fans alike. The books will be available for purchase at Malice or if you cannot attend, you may reserve a copy on our website and we will mail it to you. We are very excited about this project and the opportunity it gave us to look back on the history of Malice and what reading and writing mysteries means to so many of us.
To order a copy of the Malice Book or to register for Malice 25, please visit: http://yhst-38248542791295.stores.yahoo.net/index.html 
Agatha Awards
The 2013 program schedule will be posted online shortly, and the registered attendee list grows every day. Be sure to like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter @Malice_Domestic for periodic updates.
Thanks and we hope to see you in May!
Maliciously Yours,
Shawn Simmons & the Malice Domestic Board