2013 Agatha Award Nominees


Malice Domestic has announced the nominees for the 2013 Agatha Awards as follows:

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, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke

Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950, edited by Joseph Goodrich

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, edited by Mathew Prichard

Best Short Story:

Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, November 2012)

Kept in the Dark” by Shelia Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon)

The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder)

Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, June 2012)

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

Lifetime Achievement Award: Aaron Elkins

Amelia Award: Carolyn Hart

The winners will be announced at the Agatha Award Banquet to be held on May 4 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland.