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The Agatha Awards are given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year, either in hardcover, as a paperback original, or e-published by an show more e-publishing firm and are awarded in five categories: Best Novel Best First Novel Best Short Story Best Nonfiction Book Best Children's/Young Adult Novel The Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery." That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others. For these purposes, the genre is loosely defined as mysteries that: contain no explicit sex contain no excessive gore or gratuitous violence usually feature an amateur detective take place in a confined setting and contain characters who know one another Novels and stories featuring police officers and private detectives may qualify for the awards, but materials generally classified as "hard-boiled" are not appropriate. At an annual convention in Washington, D.C., the Agatha Awards are handed out by Malice Domestic Ltd, show less
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Winner 136

Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy SpringerChildren's / Young-Adult2022
A World of Curiosities by Louise PennyContemporary Novel2022
Cheddar Off Dead by Korina MossFirst Novel2022
Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Amanda FlowerHistorical Novel2022
I play one on tv by Alan OrloffChildren's / Young-Adult2021
Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen ByronContemporary Novel2021
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. ManansalaFirst Novel2021
Death at Greenway by Lori Rader-DayHistorical Novel2021
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America by Mystery Writers of AmericaNon-Fiction2021
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richie NarvaezChildren's / Young-Adult2020
All the Devils Are Here by Louise PennyContemporary Novel2020
Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth NeubauerFirst Novel2020
The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys BowenHistorical Novel2020
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock by Christina LaneNon-Fiction2020
The Long Call by Ann CleevesContemporary Novel2019
One Night Gone by Tara LaskowskiFirst Novel2019
Charity's Burden by Edith MaxwellHistorical Novel2019
The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women by Mo MoultonNon-Fiction2019
Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen ByronContemporary Novel2018
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata MasseyHistorical Novel2018
Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers by Jane K. ClelandNon-Fiction2018
Potion Problems by Cindy CallaghanYoung Adult Mystery2018
Sydney Mackenzie Knocks 'Em Dead by Cindy CallaghanChildren's / Young-Adult2017
Glass Houses by Louise PennyContemporary Novel2017
Hollywood Homicide by Kellye GarrettFirst Novel2017
In Farleigh Field by Rhys BowenHistorical Novel2017
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias BoströmNon-Fiction2017
The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn by Gigi PandianShort Story2017
The Secret of the Puzzle Box by Penny WarnerChildren's / Young-Adult2016
A Great Reckoning by Louise PennyContemporary Novel2016
The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia KuhnFirst Novel2016
Dandy Gilver & the Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPhersonHistorical Novel2016
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats by Jane K. ClelandNon-Fiction2016
Andi Unstoppable by Amanda FlowerChildren's / Young-Adult2015
Long Upon the Land by Margaret MaronContemporary Novel2015
On The Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories by Art TaylorFirst Novel2015
Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. KingHistorical Novel2015
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin EdwardsNon-Fiction2015
The Mummy's Curse by Penny WarnerChildren's / Young-Adult2014
Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi RyanContemporary Novel2014
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley MoranFirst Novel2014
Queen of Hearts by Rhys BowenHistorical Novel2014
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey by Hank Phillippi RyanNon-Fiction2014
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris GrabensteinChildren's / Young-Adult2013
The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi RyanContemporary Novel2013
Death Al Dente by Leslie BudewitzFirst Novel2013
A Question of Honor by Charles ToddHistorical Novel2013
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel StashowerNon-Fiction2013
The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny WarnerChildren's / Young-Adult2012
Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. BoyerFirst Novel2012
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder by Catriona McPhersonHistorical Novel2012
Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels by John ConnollyNon-Fiction2012
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise PennyNovel2012
The Black Heart Crypt by Chris GrabensteinChildren's / Young-Adult2011
Learning to Swim by Sara J. HenryFirst Novel2011
Naughty in Nice by Rhys BowenHistorical Novel2011
Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure by Leslie BudewitzNon-Fiction2011
Three-Day Town by Margaret MaronNovel2011
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah SmithChildren's / Young-Adult2010
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery AamesFirst Novel2010
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making by John CurranNon-Fiction2010
Bury Your Dead by Louise PennyNovel2010
The Hanging Hill: A Haunted Mystery by Chris GrabensteinChildren's / Young-Adult2009
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan BradleyFirst Novel2009
Dame Agatha's Shorts by Elena SantangeloNon-Fiction2009
The Brutal Telling by Louise PennyNovel2009
On the House by Hank Phillippi RyanShort Story2009
The Crossroads: A Haunted Mystery by Chris GrabensteinChildren's / Young-Adult2008
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. MallietFirst Novel2008
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past by Kathy Lynn EmersonNon-Fiction2008
The Cruellest Month by Louise PennyNovel2008
The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery by Sarah M. BuckeyChildren's / Young-Adult2007
Prime Time by Hank Phillippi RyanFirst Novel2007
Arthur Conan Doyle: Life in Letters by Arthur Conan DoyleNon-Fiction2007
A Fatal Grace by Louise PennyNovel2007
The Heat of the Moon by Sandra ParshallFirst Novel2006
Don't Murder Your Mystery by Chris RoerdenNon-Fiction2006
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy PickardNovel2006
Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter AbrahamsChildren's / Young-Adult2005
Flush by Carl HiaasenChildren's / Young-Adult2005
Better Off Wed by Laura DurhamFirst Novel2005
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie RehakNon-Fiction2005
The Body in the Snowdrift by Katherine Hall PageNovel2005
Chasing Vermeer by Blue BalliettChildren's / Young-Adult2004
Dating Dead Men by Harley Jane KozakFirst Novel2004
Private Eyelashes: Radio's Lady Detectives by Jack FrenchNon-Fiction2004
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline WinspearNovel2004
The Seventh Knot by Kathleen KarrChildren's / Young-Adult2003
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline WinspearFirst Novel2003
Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium by Elizabeth PetersNon-Fiction2003
Letter From Home by Carolyn G. HartNovel2003
Red Card: A Zeke Armstrong Mystery by Daniel J. HaleChildren's / Young-Adult2002
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-FlemingFirst Novel2002
They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels by Jim HuangNon-Fiction2002
You've Got Murder by Donna AndrewsNovel2002
The Mystery of the Haunted Caves by Penny WarnerChildren's / Young-Adult2001
Bubbles Unbound by Sarah StrohmeyerFirst Novel2001
Seldom Disappointed by Tony HillermanNon-Fiction2001
Murphy's Law by Rhys BowenNovel2001
Death on a Silver Tray by Rosemary StevensFirst Novel2000
100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century by Jim HuangNon-Fiction2000
Storm Track by Margaret MaronNovel2000
The Man in the Civil Suit by Jan BurkeShort Story2000
Murder with Peacocks by Donna AndrewsFirst Novel1999
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel StashowerNon-Fiction1999
Mariner's Compass by Earlene FowlerNovel1999
The Doctor Digs a Grave by Robin HathawayFirst Novel1998
Mystery Reader's Walking Guide, Washington, D.C. by Alzina Stone DaleNon-Fiction1998
Butchers Hill by Laura LippmanNovel1998
The Salaryman's Wife by Sujata MasseyFirst Novel1997
Detecting Men: A Readers Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Men (Detecting Men) by Willetta L. HeisingNon-Fiction1997
The Devil in Music by Kate RossNovel1997
Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne GeorgeFirst Novel1996
Detecting Women 2: Reader's Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written by Women by Willetta L. HeisingNon-Fiction1996
Up Jumps the Devil by Margaret MaronNovel1996
The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. DamsFirst Novel1995
Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Chicago by Alzina Stone DaleNon-Fiction1995
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumbNovel1995
Do Unto Others by Jeff AbbottFirst Novel1994
By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women by Jean SwansonNon-Fiction1994
She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumbNovel1994
Track of the Cat by Nevada BarrFirst Novel1993
The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery by Barbara D'AmatoNon-Fiction1993
Dead Man's Island by Carolyn G. HartNovel1993
Blanche on the Lam by Barbara NeelyFirst Novel1992
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret MaronNovel1992
Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis WalkerFirst Novel1991
I.O.U. by Nancy PickardNovel1991
Deborah's Judgment by Margaret MaronShort Story1991
The Body in the Belfry by Katherine Hall PageFirst Novel1990
Bum Steer by Nancy PickardNovel1990
Grime and Punishment by Jill ChurchillFirst Novel1989
Naked Once More by Elizabeth PetersNovel1989
A Wee Doch and Doris {story} by Sharyn McCrumbShort Story1989
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth GeorgeFirst Novel1988
Something Wicked by Carolyn G. HartNovel1988


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