Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nominations for the 2010 Agatha Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards

Malice Domestic has announced the nominees for the 2010 Agatha Awards.

A ballot listing each category's nominees will be given to all attendees of Malice Domestic 23, which will be held April 29-May 1, 2011. Attendees will vote by secret ballot, the ballots will be tabulated and the winners will be announced at the 2010 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us that these were posted.)

◊ Best Mystery Novel
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (Ballantine)
Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan Review of Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Mira Books)
Truly, Madly by Heather Webber (St. Martin's Press)

◊ Best First Mystery Novel
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames (Berkley)
Murder at the PTA by Laura Alden (Signet)
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower Review of Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower (Five Star)
Full Mortality by Sasscer Hill (Wildside Press)
Diamonds for the Dead by Alan Orloff (Midnight Ink)

◊ Best Non-Fiction
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum (Penguin)
Sherlock Holmes for Dummies by Stephen Doyle & David A. Crowder (For Dummies)
Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: 50 Years of Mysteries in the Making by John Curran (Harper)
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang by Yunte Huang (Norton)
Have Faith in Your Kitchen by Katherine Hall Page (Orchises Press)

◊ Best Short Story
"Swing Shift" (Crimes by Moonlight) by Dana Cameron (Berkley)
"Size Matters" (Thin Ice) by Sheila Connolly (Level Best Books)
"Volunteer of the Year" (Chesapeake Crimes: They Had it Comin') by Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)
"So Much in Common" by Mary Jane Maffini (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"The Green Cross" by Elizabeth Zelvin (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

◊ Best Children's/Young Adult
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (Dutton)
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin)
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee (Candlewick)
Virals by Kathy Reichs (Razorbill)
The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith (Atheneum)

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