Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards Jan29

Nominees for 2017 AGATHA Awards

The fine folks behind Malice Domestic have announced the nominees for the 2017 Agatha Awards. To qualify for an Agatha, the guidelines are as follows: The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For our purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence Materials generally classified as “hard-boiled” are not appropriate. Having said/posted that, here are the nominees: Best Contemporary Novel Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron Quiet Neighbors by...

2015 Agatha Award Winners May01

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...

Nominees announced for 2015 Agatha Awards Feb05

Nominees announced for 2015 Agatha Awards

The folks behind Malice Domestic have announced the nominees for the 2015 Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel: BURNED BRIDGES, Annette Dashofy (Henery Press) LONG UPON THE LAND, Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) 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: MALICE AT THE PALACE, Rhys Bowen (Berkley) THE MASQUE OF A MURDERER, Susanna Calkins (Minotaur Books) DREAMING SPIES, Laurie R. King (Bantam) MRS. ROOSEVELT’S CONFIDANTE, Susan Elia Macneal (Banntam) MURDER ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE, Victoria Thompson...

2014 Agatha Award winners May02

2014 Agatha Award winners

This evening, at  Malice Domestic, the winners for the 2014 Agatha Awards were announced. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. Best Contemporary Novel Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) Other nominees The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books) A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Best Historical Novel Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) Other nominees Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow) An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow)...

2014 Agatha Award Nominees Jan31

2014 Agatha Award Nominees

The folks behind Malice Domestic have released the nominees for this year’s Agatha Awards. Best Contemporary Novel The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books) A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books) Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing) Best Historical Novel Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow) An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow) Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur Books) Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley) Murder in Murray Hill...