The Agatha Awards for 2016
The nominees for the Agatha Awards for 2016 (named for Agatha Christie) have been announced. The awards are bestowed upon mystery and crime writers at the annual Malice Domestic conference in late April, 2017. The nominated books were first published in the United States by a living author between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
The Agatha Awards recognize the "traditional mystery," meaning that there is no graphic sex and no excessive violence in the writing. Thrillers or hard-boiled detectives cannot be found here, but instead, picture Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot at work.
Click on the author’s name for more information about the book and the rest of the author’s work. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Best Contemporary Novel
Best Historical Novel
“Whispers Beyond the Veil” by Jessica Estevao
“Get Me to the Grave on Time” by D.E. Ireland
“Delivering the Truth” by Edith Maxwell
“The Reek of Red Herrings” by Catriona McPherson
“Murder in Morningside Heights” by Victoria Thompson
Best First Novel
Best Short Story
"Double Jinx: A Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper Short Story" by Gretchen Archer
"The Best-Laid Plans" by Barb Goffman in Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional
"The Mayor and the Midwife" by Edith Maxwell in Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016
"The Last Blue Glass" by B.K. Stevens in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
"Parallel Play" by Art Taylor in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning
Please visit www.malicedomestic.org for the nominations in the Non-Fiction and Children/YA categories for the Agatha Awards-2016.
Time to get reading. Enjoy!