Sunday, 10 February 2013

Agatha Award nominees and Lovey Award results

The Agatha Award nominees have been announced!

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 Non-fiction:
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly/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

Best Short Story:
"Mischief in Mesopotamia" by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Kept in the Dark" by Shelia 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 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

The Agatha Awards honour the "traditional mystery."  That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. The winners will be announced at the 2012 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013.  Malice Domestic 25 is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD from May 3-5, 2013.  Congratulations to all the nominees.

The results of the Lovey Awards were announced on Saturday 2 February at the Love is Murder conference banquet. 

Best First Novel: Perfidy by M.E. May
Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth: The Lightkeeper’s Legacy by Kathleen Ernst
Best Thriller: Company Orders by David J. Walker
Best Historical: Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
Best Police Procedural: Portrait of Murder by Rob Riley
Best Suspense: A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Best Paranormal/Sci-Fi: Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae
Best Series: Trickster’s Point by William Kent Krueger
Best Short Story: Harry’s Fall From Grace by Luisa Buehler

A full list of the nominees can be found here.

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