Agatha Award Winners

MALICE DOMESTIC¬†announced the winners of the Agatha Awards over the weekend. If you’re looking for the winning mystery novels, check the Web Store.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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 Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman (Kensington)
Curses Boiled Again by Shari Randall (St. Martin’s)

Best Short Story 
Tie: “All God’s Sparrows” by Leslie Budewitz (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
“The Case of the Vanishing Professor” by Tara Laskowski (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine) 

Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery 
Potion Problems (Just Add Magic) by Cindy Callaghan (Aladdin)

Best Nonfiction 
Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers by Jane Cleland (Writer’s Digest Books)