Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Agatha Award Nominees

Best Contemporary Novel
Pagan Spring, by G.M. Malliet
How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
Clammed Up, by Barbara Ross
The Wrong Girl, by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Through the Evil Days, by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Best Historical Novel
Heirs and Graces, by Rhys Bowen
Death in the Time of Ice, by Kaye George
A Friendly Game of Murder, by J.J. Murphy
Murder in Chelsea, by Victoria Thompson
A Question of Honor, by Charles Todd

Best First Novel
Death Al Dente, by Leslie Budewitz
You Cannoli Die Once, by Shelley Costa
Board Stiff, by Kendel Lynn
Kneading to Die, by Liz Mugavero
Front Page Fatality, by LynDee Walker

Best Nonfiction
Georgette Heyer, by Jennifer Kloester
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, by Maria Konnikova
Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's
First 25 Years, by Verena Rose and Rita Owen, Editors
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War,
by Daniel Stashower

Best Short Story
“Evil Little Girl”, by Barb Goffman, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
“Nightmare”, by Barb Goffman, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
“The Hindi Houdini”, by Gigi Pandian, Fish Nets
“Bread Baby”, by Barbara Ross, Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold
“The Care and Feeding of House Plants”, by Art Taylor, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Note: All five short stories nominated for the Agatha can be read online.

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel
The Testing, by Joelle Charbonneau
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery, by Kathleen Ernst
Andi Unexpected, by Amanda Flower
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein

Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure, by Penny Warner

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