The Agatha Awards are bestowed upon crime fiction and nonfiction works centered on the mystery to be solved, rather than the violence that surrounds the deeds. This year’s awards will be handed out in person in late April, 2023.
Best Contemporary Novel “Bayou Book Thief” by Ellen Byron “Death By Bubble Tea” by Jennifer J. Chow “Fatal Reunion” by Annette Dashofy “Dead Man’s Leap” by Tina de Bellegarde “A World of Curiosities” by Louise Penny
Best Historical Novel “The Counterfeit Wife” by Mally Becker “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Amanda Flower “The Lindbergh Nanny” by Mariah Fredericks “In Place of Fear” by Catriona McPherson “Under a Veiled Moon” by Karen Odden
Best First Novel “Cheddar Off Dead” by Korina Moss “Death in the Aegean” by M. A. Monnin “The Bangalore Detectives Club” by Harini Nagendra “Devil’s Chew Toy” by Rob Osler “The Finalist” by Joan Long “The Gallery of Beauties” by Nina Wachsman