Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Agatha Award Nominees

The Agatha Award nominations are out from Malice Domestic. Malice, as it afectionately known, is a conference for traditional and cozy mysteries held every year in Bethesda, MD. This year it will be held April 29th - May 1st. Congratulations to all who were nominated. It's especially great to see Catriona McPherson, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Susanna Calkins, Laurie R,. King, Art Taylor, Ellen Byron, Terrie Farley Moran and Amanda Flower on this list. Good luck everyone. 

Best Contemporary Novel

Annette Dashofy, Burned Bridges    (Henery Press)
Margaret Maron,    Long Upon the Land (Grand Central Publishing)
Catriona McPherson, The Child Garden (Midnight Ink)
Louise Penny, Nature of the Beast (Minotaur Books)
Hank Phillipi Ryan, What You See (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel

Rhys Bowen, Malice at the Palace (Berkley)
Susanna Calkins, The Masque of a Murderer (Minotaur Books)
Laurie R. King,    Dreaming Spies (Bantam)
Susan Elia Macneal, Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante (Banntam)
Victoria Thompson, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Berkley)

Best First Novel

Tessa Arlen, Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Minotaur Books)
Cindy Brown, Macdeath (Henery Press)
Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders (Crooked Lane Books)
Julianne Holmes, Just Killing Time (Berkley)
Art Taylor, On the Road with Del and Louise (Henery Press)

Best Non-Fiction

Zack Dundas, The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Martin Edwards, The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story    (HarperCollins)
Kathryn Harkup,    A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie    (Bloomsbury USA)
Jane Ann Turzillo, Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio (Arcadia Publishing)
Kate White (Editor), Harlan Coben (Contributor) and Gillian Flynn (Contributor), The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For (Quirk Books)

Best Short Story

Barb Goffman, “A Year Without Santa Claus?” (AHMM)
Edith Maxwell, “A Questionable Death” History& Mystery, Oh My (Mystery & Horror, LLC)
Terri Farley Moran, “A Killing at the Beausoleil” (EQMM)
Harriette Sackler, “Suffer the Poor” History& Mystery, Oh My (Mystery & Horror, LLC)
B.K. Stevens, “A Joy Forever” (AHMM)

Best Children’s/Young Adult

Blue Balliett, Pieces and Players (Scholastic Press)
Joelle Charbonneau, Need (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Amanda Flower, Andi Unstoppable    (Zonderkidz)
Spencer Quinn, Woof (Scholastic Press)

B.K. Stevens, Fighting Chance: A Martial Arts Mystery (Poisoned Pen Press)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your good wishes. This is such a terrific group of nominees.