2015 Agatha Award Winners

Last night, at Malice Domestic have announced the winners for the  2015 Agatha Awards.

Best Contemporary Novel:
LONG UPON THE LAND, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing)

Other nominees:
BURNED BRIDGES, Annette Dashofy (Henery Press)
THE CHILD GARDEN, Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink)
NATURE OF THE BEAST, Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
WHAT YOU SEE, Hank Phillipi Ryan (Forge Books)

Best Historical Novel:
DREAMING SPIES, Laurie R. King (Bantam)

Other nominees:
MALICE AT THE PALACE, Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books)
MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, Susan Elia Macneal (Banntam)
MURDER ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE, Victoria Thompson (Berkley)

Best First Novel:
ON THE ROAD WITH DEL AND LOUISE, Art Taylor (Henery Press)

Other nominees:
DEATH OF A DISHONORABLE GENTLEMAN, Tessa Arlen (Minotaur Books)
MACDEATH, Cindy Brown (Henery Press)
PLANTATION SHUDDERS, Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
JUST KILLING TIME, Julianne Holmes (Berkley)

Best Nonfiction:
THE GOLDEN AGE OF MURDER: THE MYSTERY OF THE WRITERS WHO INVENTED THE MODERN DETECTIVE STORY, Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)

Other nominees:
THE GREAT DETECTIVE: THE AMAZING RISE AND IMMORTAL LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Zack Dundas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
A IS FOR ARSENIC: THE POISONS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE, Kathryn Harkup (Bloomsbury USA)
UNSOLVED MURDERS AND DISAPPEARANCES IN NORTHEAST OHIO, Jane Ann Turzillo (Arcadia Publishing)
THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK: WICKEDLY GOOD MEALS AND DESSERTS TO DIE FOR, Kate White (Editor), Harlan Coben (Contributor) and Gillian Flynn (Contributor) (Quirk Books)

Best Short Story:
“A Year Without Santa Claus?” by Barb Goffman (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2015)

Other nominees:
“A Questionable Death” by Edith Maxwell, History & Mystery, Oh My (Mystery & Horror, LLC)
“A Killing at the Beausoleil” by Terrie Farley Moran (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2015)
“Suffer the Poor” by Harriette Sackler, History & Mystery, Oh My (Mystery & Horror, LLC)
“A Joy Forever” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, March 2015)

Best Children’s/Young Adult:
ANDI UNSTOPPABLE, Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)

Other nominees:
PIECES AND PLAYERS, Blue Balliett (Scholastic Press)
NEED, Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
WOOF, Spencer Quinn (Scholastic Press)
FIGHTING CHANCE: A MARTIAL ARTS MYSTERY, B.K. Stevens (Poisoned Pen Press)vens (Poisoned Pen Press)

Hat Tip to Stop, You’re Killing Me!

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