Agatha Award Nominees

Congratulations to the Agatha Award nominees, 2023 titles. The awards will be presented at Malice Domestic. Check the list, and then the Webstore for your favorite titles.

Best Contemporary Novels

Byron, Ellen – Wined and Dined in New Orleans
Dashofy, Annette – Helpless
Laskowski, Tara – The Weekend Retreat
Moss, Korina – Case of the Bleus
Pandian, Gigi – The Raven Thief

Historical Mystery Novels

Calkins, Susanna – Death Among the Ruins
Connally, Celeste – Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord
Flower, Amanda – I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died
Head, Cheryl A. – Time’s Undoing
Massey, Sujata – The Mistress of Bhatia House

Best First Mystery Novel

Arceneaux, Danielle – Glory Be
Kisska, Kristin – The Hint of Light
Pachter, Josh – The Dutch Threat
Silver, Daphne – Crime and Parchment
Simon, Nina – Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Best Children’s/YA Mystery Novels

Bunce, Elizabeth C. – Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity
Jackson, K.B. – The Sasquatch of Hawthorne Elementary
Segura, Alex – Arana and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow
Souders, Taryn – The Mystery of the Radcliffe Riddle
Springer, Nancy – Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose

Best Nonfiction

Babbar, Anjili – Finders: Justice, Faith, and Identity in Irish Crime Fiction
Bordwell, David – Perplexing Plots: Popular Storytelling and the Poetics of Murder
Dawidziak, Mark – A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Morgan, Robert – Fallen Angel: The Life of Edgar Allan Poe.