2013 Agatha Awards

At their annual Washington, D. C. convention this past weekend, Malice Domestic announced the Agatha Award winners for books published in 2013. The Agatha Awards celebrate “traditional mysteries” written in the style of Agatha Christie, meaning they contain no explicit gore, sex, or violence. The winning titles are linked to Booklist reviews when available.

BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL

The Wrong Girl, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

BEST HISTORICAL NOVEL

A Question of Honor, by Charles Todd

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Death Al Dente, by Leslie Budewitz

BEST SHORT STORY

“The Care and Feeding of House Plants” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, by Art Taylor

BEST NONFICTION

The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower

BEST CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, by Chris Grabenstein

 

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Biz Hyzy works as an editorial assistant for Booklist's Adult Books department, where she pilfers the most appealing ARCs before anyone else gets the chance. Besides reading, she enjoys swing dancing and ninja training (though, in her case, both include a lot of bumbling around).

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