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Award Winners

Agatha Awards

The Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie, are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre. The Awards are handed out in Washington, D.C., by Malice Domestic Ltd.  Click here to visit the official website.

Agatha Awards

Best Contemporary Novel

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Best Historical Novel

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Best First Novel

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  • Terror in Taffeta - Marla Cooper
  • Murder in G Major - Alexia Gordon
  • Decanting a Murder - Nadine Nettmann
  • Design for Dying - Renee Patrick

Best Nonfiction

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  • A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden's 25 Years in the Maine Woods - Roger Guay with Kate Clark Flora
  • Sara Paretsky: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction - Margaret Kinsman

Best Children/YA

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Best Contemporary Novel

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Best Historical Novel

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Best First Novel

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Best Nonfiction

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  • The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes - Zack Dundas
  • A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie - Kathryn Harkup
  • Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio - Jane Ann Turzillo
  • The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts To Die For - Kate White (editor)

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel

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Best Contemporary Novel

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Best Historical Novel

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Best First Novel

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Best Nonfiction

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  • The Poisoner: the Life and Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor - Stephen Bates
  • Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice - Kate Flora
  • 400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman - Adam Plantinga
  • The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock - Lucy Worsley

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel

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Best Contemporary Novel

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Best Historical Novel

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Best First Novel

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Best Nonfiction

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  • Georgette Heyer - Jennifer Kloester
  • Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes - Maria Konnikova
  • Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's First 25 Years - Verena Rose and Rita Owen (Editors)

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel

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Best Contemporary Novel

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Best Historical Novel

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Best First Novel

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Best Nonfiction

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  • Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 - Joseph Goodrich (Editor)
  • More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered - D.P. Lyle
  • Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies - Ben Macintyre
  • The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie edited by Mathew Prichard

Best Children's/Young Adult Novel

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