Agatha Awards

Mystery MonthWe’re a little late in recognizing these Agatha Award winners, but, considering it is Mystery Month here at Booklist, we thought it would be a crime—a crime!—to not pay them some attention. Following is a list of the winners published in the calendar year of 2012, awarded by Malice Domestic, Ltd. to books best typifying the works of Agatha Christie, with links to Booklist reviews when applicable.

The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise PennyBest Novel

The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny

Best First Novel

Lowcountry Boil, by Susan M. Boyer

Best Nonfiction

Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels, by John Connolly & Declan Burke

Best Short Story

“Mischief in Mesopotamia, by Dana Cameron

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel

The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse, by Penny Warner

Best Historical Novel

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder, by Catriona McPherson



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