2019 Agatha Award Winners Announced

Malice Domestic has announced the winners for the 2019 Agatha Awards as

Best Contemporary Novel: MARDI GRAS MURDER, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)


Best Historical Novel: THE WIDOWS OF MALABAR HILL, by Sujata Massey (Soho Crime)


Best First Novel (tie): A LADIES GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE AND MURDER, by Dianne Freeman (Kensington), and CURSES BOILED AGAIN, by Shari Randall (St. Martin’s)


Best Short Story (tie): “All God’s Sparrows,” by Leslie Budewitz (Alfred
Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2018), and “The Case of the Vanishing Professor,” by Tara Laskowski (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2018)


Best Young Adult Mystery: POTION PROBLEMS (JUST ADD MAGIC),” by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)


Best Nonfiction: MASTERING PLOT TWISTS, by Jane Cleland (Writer’s Digest Books)


Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Parnell Hall

The winners were announced on May 04 during Malice Domestic 31 held in
Bethesda, Maryland.