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Feb 12 2013 9:45am

Oh, Agatha! 2013 Agatha Award Nominees Announced


2013 is in full swing, which means the awards are coming in for 2012’s best books. In addition to the winners of the Loveys and the nominees for the Lefties, last week we heard the announcement of the nominees for the Agatha awards, the winners of which will be announced at Malice Domestic in May.

Best Novel:
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best First Novel:
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown
A Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan
A Killer Read by Erika Chase
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans

Best Historical Novel:
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson
Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

Best Short Story:
“Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
“Kept in the Dark” by Sheila Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon Anthology)
“The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)
“Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“When Duty Calls” by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel:
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Best Nonfiction:
Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly and Declan Burke
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 by Joseph Goodrich, Editor
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, Editor

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Dorothy Hayes
1. DorothyHayes
Thanks for the post of nominees. So many books, so little time. As you get older, this saying really resonates.
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