Blog: Nominees for the 2012 Agatha Awards


Malice Domestic has announced the nominees for the 2012 Agatha Awards. All Malice Domestic 25 attendees who registered by December 31, 2012 submitted their ranked choices in each Agatha Award category. The nominees are the top 5 submitted in each category become official nominees.

Winners will be announced at the 2012 Agatha Awards banquet to be held in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Best Novel

  • Book:The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
  • Book:A Fatal Winter: A Max Tudor Novel
  • Book:The Buzzard Table
  • Book:The Beautiful Mystery
  • Book:The Other Woman

Best First Novel

  • Book:Lowcountry Boil
  • Book:Iced Chiffon
  • Book:A Scrapbook of Secrets
  • Book:A Killer Read
  • Book:Faithful Unto Death: A Sugar Land Mystery

Best Non-fiction

  • Book:Books to Die For: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers
  • Book:Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950
  • Book:More Forensics and Fiction
  • Book:Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
  • Book:The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie

Best Children's/Young Adult

  • Book:Seconds Away: A Mickey Bolitar Novel
  • Book:The Edge of Nowhere
  • Book:Liar & Spy (Rebecca Stead)
  • Book:The Code Busters Club: Case #2
  • Book:Code Name Verity

Best Historical Novel

Best Short Story

  • “Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “Kept in the Dark” by Shelia Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon Anthology)
  • “The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)
  • “Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)
  • “When Duty Calls”, by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)


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