Thursday, 4 February 2016

2015 Agatha Award Nominations

The 2015 Agatha Award nominations have been announced by Malice Domestic and the winners will be announced at the 2015 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on Saturday, 30 April 2016.

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

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

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

Best Nonfiction:
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes by Zack Dundas (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers Who Invented the Modern Detective Story by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins)
A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup (Bloomsbury USA)
Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio by Jane Ann Turzillo (Arcadia Publishing)
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For, by  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)
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:
Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett (Scholastic Press)
Need by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Andi Unstoppable by Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)
Woof by Spencer Quinn (Scholastic Press)
Fighting Chance: A Martial Arts Mystery by B.K. Stevens (Poisoned Pen Press)

Congratulations to all the nominees.

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