MALICE DOMESTIC has announced the 2018 Agatha Award Nominees as follows:

Best Contemporary Novel
Death Overdue: A Haunted Library Mystery, by Allison Brook (Crooked Lane Books)
A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery, by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books)
No Way Home: A Zoe Chambers Mystery, by Annette Dashofy (Henery Press)
Take Out, by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing)
Glass Houses: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)

Best Historical Novel
In Farleigh Field, by Rhys Bowen (Lake Union Publishing)
Murder in an English Village: A Beryl and Edwina Mystery, by Jessica Ellicott (Kensington)
Called to Justice: A Quaker Midwife Mystery, by Edith Maxwell (Midnight Ink)
The Paris Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery, by Susan Elia MacNeal (Bantam)
Dangerous to Know: A Lillian Frost and Edith Head Novel, by Renee Patrick (Forge)

Best First Novel
Adrift: A Mer Cavallo Mystery, by Micki Browning (Alibi-Random House)
The Plot is Murder: Mystery Bookshop, by V.M. Burns (Kensington)
Hollywood Homicide: A Detective, by Day Mystery by Kellye Garrett (Midnight Ink)
Daughters of Bad Men, by Laura Oles (Red Adept Publishing)
Protocol: A Maggie O’Malley Mystery, by Kathleen Valenti (Henery Press)

Best Nonfiction
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon, by Mattias Bostrom (Mysterious Press)
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, by Martin Edwards (Poisoned Pen Press)
American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land, by Monica Hesse (Liveright Publishing Corp.)
Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction, by Jess Lourey (Conari Press) Manderley
Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier, by Tatiana de Rosnay (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Short Story
“Double Deck the Halls,” by Gretchen Archer (Henery Press)
“Whose Wine is it Anyway,” by Barb Goffman in 50 Shades of Cabernet (Koehler Books)
“The Night They Burned Miss Dixie’s Place,” by Debra Goldstein (in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, May/June 2017)
“The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn,” by Gigi Pandian (Henery Press)
“A Necessary Ingredient,” by Art Taylor (in Cost to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Seat; Down & Out Books)

Best Children’s/Young Adult
City of Angels, by Kristi Belcamino (Polis Books)
Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead, by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)
The World’s Greatest Detective, by Caroline Carlson (HarperCollins)
Audacity Jones Steals the Show, by Kirby Larson (Scholastic Press)
The Harlem Charade, by Natasha Tarpley (Scholastic Press)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Nancy Pickard
Amelia Award Recipient: David Suchet
Poirot Award Recipient: Brenda Blethyn (starring in Vera)
Special Amelia Award Recipient: Joan Hess (posthumously)

The winners will be announced on April 28, 2018 at Malice Domestic to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland.