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The Agatha Nominations & Winners 
for Malice Domestic 36
*** Denotes Winner***

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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