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The Agatha Award Nominees are....


Congratulations to all of this year's Agatha Nominees!

 

Best Historical Novel

 

Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)

Death in the Time of Ice by Kaye George (Untreed Reads Publishing)

A Friendly Game of Murder by JJ Murphy (Signet)

Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson (Berkley Prime Crime)

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)

 

Best Children's/YA Nominations

 

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)

Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst (American Girl Mysteries)

Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)

Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure by Penny Warner (Edgmont USA)

 

Best Contemporary Novel

 

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)

Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (Kensington Books)

The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

 

Best Nonfiction

 

Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester (Source Books Inc.)

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (Viking Penguin)

Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's First 25 Years by Verena Rose and Rita Owen (editors) (Wildside Press)

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)

 

Best First Novel

 

Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley Prime Crime)

You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa (Pocket Books)

Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn (Henery Press)

Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero (Kensington)

Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker (Henery Press)

 

Best Short Story

 

"Evil Little Girl" in Don't Get Mad, Get Even by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)

"Nightmare" in Don't Get Mad, Get Even by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)

"The Hindi Houdini" in Fish Nets by Gigi Pandian (Wildside Press)

"Bread Baby" in Best new England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold by Barbara Ross (Level Best Books)

"The Care and Feeding of House Plants" by Art Taylor (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

 

Please join us in congratulating the nominees. We'll see you all at Malice!




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