The 2014 Agatha Award nominees are out from Malice Domestic.
A special shout out for the Wickeds– Sherry Harris on her Agatha Nomination for Best First for Tagged For Death and Edith Maxwell for Best Short for “Just Desserts for Johnny.”
And, as you can see from the list below, more Friends of the Blog than we can probably remember to mention (so we won’t try, but believe us, we’re excited).
Congratulations to all! We hope we see you in Bethesda in May.
Best Contemporary Novel
The Good, The Bad and The Emus by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)
Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Designated Daughters by Margaret Maron (Grand Central Publishing)
Best Historical Novel
Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
Wouldn’t it Be Deadly by D.E. Ireland (Minotaur Books)
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)
Best First Novel
Circle of Influence by Annette Dashofy (Henery Press)
Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris (Kensington Publishing)
Finding Sky by Susan O’Brien (Henery Press)
Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran (Berkley Prime Crime)
Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber (Midnight Ink)
400 Things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman by Adam Plantinga (Quill Driver Books)
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey by Hank Phillippi Ryan (ed) (Henery Press)
Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice by Kate Flora (New Horizon Press)
The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley (Pegasus Books)
The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor by Stephen Bates (Overlook Hardcover)
Best Short Story
“The Odds are Against Us” by Art Taylor (EQMM)
“Premonition” (Chesapeake Crimes Homicidal Holidays) by Art Taylor (Wildside Press)
“The Shadow Knows” (Chesapeake Crimes Homicidal Holidays) by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)
“Just Desserts for Johnny” by Edith Maxwell (Kings River Life Magazine)
“The Blessing Witch” (Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave) by Kathy Lynn Emerson (Level Best Books)
Best Children’s/Young Adult
Andi Under Pressure by Amanda Flower (ZonderKidz)
Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Clarion Books)
Uncertain Glory by Lea Wait (Islandport Press)
The Code Buster’s Club, Case #4, The Mummy’s Curse by Penny Warner (Egmont USA)
Found by Harlen Coben (Putnam Juvenile)
The winners will be announced at the Agatha Awards Banquet on May 2, 2015. Congratulations to all of the nominees!
Way to go Edith and Sherry! Richly deserved.
And to you, too, Kathy Lynn on your Best Short nomination!
Thanks, Kathy Lynn, and right back atcha!
So happy for you too, Kathy!
Wicked thanks, Susan!
Thanks very much, Susan!
Congrat, Sherry and Edith! Well deserved!
Many nominees on the list I’ve read or have on my TBR pile. We’ll see how many of the TBR I can get to before the winners are announced.
You have an eye for talent, Mark. That’s for sure.
Thanks so much, Mark.
Thanks, Mark! My TBR pile just grew too!
Congratulations to Sherry, Edith, Kathy, and all the other nominees! Fingers crossed, darlings!
Thank you, Susannah!
Congratulations also to fellow New Englanders Kathy Lynn Emerson, Lea Wait, Kate Flora, and Hank Phillipi Ryan (twice)!
Hooray! Well done.
I know I’m late on this, Sherry and Edith, but a big Woo Hoo for you. Congratulations. Good luck in the final selections.
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