The 2013 Agatha Award Winners!

Sorry about being a little late with these, guys and gals, but here are the 2013 Agatha Award winners, which were announced on the 3rd! Congrats to all the winners (winners are highlighted)!


Best Contemporary Novel:

  • The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)
  • Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)
  • Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)
  • How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
  • Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (Kensington Books)

Best Historical Novel:

  • A Question of Honor by Charles Todd (William Morrow)
  • Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
  • Death in the Time of Ice by Kaye George (Untreed Reads Publishing)
  • A Friendly Game of Murder by JJ Murphy (Signet)
  • Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson (Berkley)

Best First Novel:

  • Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz (Berkley)
  • You Cannoli Die Once by Shelley Costa (Pocket Books)
  • Board Stiff by Kendel Lynn (Henery Press)
  • Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero (Kensington)
  • Front Page Fatality by LynDee Walker (Henery Press)

Best Short Story:


Best Nonfiction:

  • The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
  • Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester (Sourcebooks, Inc.)
  • Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (Viking Penguin)
  • Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic’s First 25 Years by Verena Rose and Rita Owen, Editors (Wildside Press)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel:

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
  • Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery by Kathleen Ernst (American Girl Mysteries)
  • Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)
  • Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate’s Treasure by Penny Warner (Egmont USA)

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