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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Announcing the 2016 Agatha Nominees
Offering my most sincere congratulations to all the nominees!!!
The Agatha Awards will be presented on April 29, 2017, at the Malice Banquet.
Winners in each category will be decided via onsite ballot by the attendees of Malice 29.
Best Contemporary Novel
Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron (Crooked Lane Books) Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson (Midnight Ink) A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books) Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross (Kensington) Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
Best Historical Novel
Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao (Berkley) Get Me to the Grave on Time by D.E. Ireland (Grainger Press) Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell (Midnight Ink) The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books) Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
Best First Novel
Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper (Minotaur) Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon (Henery Press) The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press) Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann (Midnight Ink) Design for Dying by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats by Jane K. Cleland (Writer's Digest Books) A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden's 25 Years in the Maine Woods by Roger Guay with Kate Clark Flora (Skyhorse Publishing) Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Margaret Kinsman (McFarland Books)
Best Short Story
"Double Jinx: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story" by Gretchen Archer (Henery Press) "The Best-Laid Plans" by Barb Goffman in Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (Wildside Press) "The Mayor and the Midwife" by Edith Maxwell in Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016 (Down & Out Books) "The Last Blue Glass" by B.K. Stevens in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine "Parallel Play" by Art Taylor in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (Wildside Press)
Best Children/Young Adult
Trapped: A Mei-hua Adventure by P.A. DeVoe (Drum Tower Press) Spy Ski School by Stuart Gibbs (Simon & Schuster) Tag, You're Dead by J C Lane (Poisoned Pen Press) The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos (Balzer & Bray) The Secret of the Puzzle Box: The Code Busters Club by Penny Warner (Darby Creek)