2023 Agatha Award Winners Announced

Malice Domestic announced the winners for the 2023 Agatha Awards as follows:

Best Contemporary Novel: A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny (Minotaur)

Best Historical Novel: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, by Amanda Flower (Berkley)

Best First Novel: Cheddar Off Dead, by Korina Moss (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Nonfiction: Promophobia, edited by Diane Vallere (Sisters in Crime)

Best Short Story: “Beauty and the Beyotch,” by Barb Goffman (Sherlock Holmes Magazine, February 2022)

Best Children/Young Adult: Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade, by Nancy Springer (Wednesday)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Ann Cleeves

The winners were announced on Saturday, April 29 at the Malice Banquet held in Bethesda, Maryland.