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The Agatha Nominations
for MD36

Best Contemporary Novel
WINED AND DIED IN NEW ORLEANS, Ellen Byron

HELPLESS, Annette Dasholy

THE WEEKEND RETREAT, Tara Laskowski

A CASE OF THE BLEUS, Korina Moss

THE RAVEN THIEF, Gigi Pandian

Best Historical Novel

DEATH AMONG THE RUINS, Susanna Caulkins

ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A LORD, Celeste Connally

I HEARD A FLY BUZZ WHEN I DIED, Amanda Flower

TIME'S UNDOING, Cheryl Head

THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE, Sujata Massey


 

Best First Novel

GLORY BE, Danielle Arceneaux

THE HINT OF LIGHT, Kristin Kisska
DUTCH THREAT, Josh Pachter

CRIME AND PARCHMENT, Daphne Silver

MOTHER-DAUGHTER MURDER NIGHT, Nina Simon


Best Short Story

"THE KNIFE SHARPENER", Shelley Costa, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Jul/Aug 2023

"A GOOD JUDGE OF CHARACTER", Tina de Bellegarde, Malice Domestic 17, Murder Most Traditional

"REAL COURAGE", Barb Goffman, Black Cat Mystery Magazine #14

"TICKET TO RIDE", Dru Ann Love and Kristopher Zgorski, Happiness is a Warm Gun

"SHAMU, WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE", Richie Narvaez, Time in San Diego, Bouchercon 2023


Best Non-Fiction

FINDERS: JUSTICE, FAITH AND IDENTITY IN IRISH CRIME FICTION, Anjili Babbar

PERPLEXING PLOTS: POPULAR STORYTELLING AND THE POETICS OF MURDER, David Bordwell

A MYSTERY OF MYSTERIES: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, Mark Dawidziak

FALLEN ANGEL: THE LIFE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, Robert Morgan

 


Best Children's/YA Mystery

MYRTLE, MEANS AND OPPORTUNITY, Elizabeth C. Bunce

THE SASQUATCH OF HAWTHOURNE ELEMENTARY, K. B. Jackson
ARANA AND SPIDERMAN, Alex Segura
THE MYSTERY OF THE RADCLIFFE RIDDLE, Taryn Souders

ENOLA HOLMES AND THE MARK OF THE MONGOOSE, Nancy Springer

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