Monday, February 18, 2013

2012 Agatha Awards nominees

The 2012 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 May 4th.

Best Novel

The Diva Digs Up Dirt (M)
by Krista Davis
A Fatal Winter (M)
by G.M. Malliet
The Buzzard Table (M)
by Margaret Maron
The Beautiful Mystery (M)
by Louise Penny
The Other Woman (M)
by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Best First Novel

Lowcountry Boil (M)
by Susan M. Boyer
Iced Chiffon (M)
by Duffy Brown
A Scrapbook of Secrets (M)
by Mollie Cox Bryan
A Killer Read (M)
by Erika Chase
Faithful Unto Death (M)
by Stephanie Jaye Evans

Best Historical Novel

The Twelve Clues of Christmas (M)
by Rhys Bowen
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder (M)
by Catriona McPherson
Murder on Fifth Avenue (M)
by Victoria Thompson
An Unmarked Grave (M)
by Charles Todd 
Elegy for Eddie (M)
by Jacqueline Winspear

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