Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mystery Book Awards: Nominees for the 2008 Agatha Award Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The nominees for this year's were announced today by Malice Domestic. The award, named in honor of Agatha Christie, is given out annually to the best "traditional mysteries" (in several categories) published in the previous year.

For Best Novel, the nominees are:

Six Geese A-Slaying by (St. Martin's Minotaur)
A Royal Pain by (Penguin Group)
The Cruelest Month by (St. Martin's Minotaur)
Buckingham Palace Gardens by (Random House)
I Shall Not Want by (St. Martin's Minotaur)

For Best First Novel, the nominees are:

Through a Glass, Deadly by (Berkley Prime Crime)
by (Penguin Group)
Pushing Up Daisies by (St. Martin's Minotaur)
by (Midnight Ink)
by (Midnight Ink)

And for Best Children's / Young Adult, the nominees are:

Into the Dark by Peter Abrahams (Harper Collins)
A Thief in the Theater, A Kit Mystery by Sarah Masters Buckey (American Girl Publishers)
The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein (Random House Children's Books)
The Great Circus Train Robbery by Nancy Means Wright (Hilliard & Harris)

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The winners in the above categories as well as for Best Non-Fiction and Best Short Story will be announced at the Agatha Awards banquet on May 02, 2009, during Malice Domestic Convention in Arlington (VA).

Congratulations from everyone at Mystery Books News to the nominees!

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