Friday, March 2, 2012

2011 Agatha Award nominations

The 2011 Agatha Award finalists have been announced. The Agathas recognize mysteries that best exemplify the work of Agatha Christie. Amongst the nominees you will find mysteries of the "cozy" variety, which steer clear of explicit sex, language or violence. The winners will be announced on April 28th.

Best Novel

The Real Macaw (M)
by Donna Andrews

The Diva Haunts the House (M)
by Krista Davis

Wicked Autumn (M)
by G.M. Malliet

Three Day Town (M)
by Margaret Maron

A Trick of the Light (M)
by Louise Penny

Best First Novel

Dire Threads (M)
by Janet Bolin

Choke (M)
by Kaye George

Learning to Swim (M)
by Sara J. Henry

Who Do Voodoo (M)
by Rochelle Staab

Tempest in the Tea Leaves (M)
by Kari Lee Townsend

Best Historical Novel

Naughty in Nice (M)
by Rhys Bowen

Murder Your Darlings (M)
by J.J. Murphy

Mercury's Rise (M)
by Ann Parker

Troubled Bones (M)
by Jeri Westerson

A Lesson in Secrets (M)
by Jacqueline Winspear


  1. Thank you! I'm thrilled to be the other Canadian author on this list, and also pleased not to be in direct competition with Louise Penny. ;-)
    Congratulations, Louise, for the umpty-umpth nomination!

  2. ...and the winners are Three-Day Town, Learning to Swim and Naughty in Nice