Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Agatha Award Nominees

Unlike the Edgar nominees for this year, I've read and promoted a number of authors and titles on this list. This is the list of the Agatha Award nominees. The awards will be presented at the 20th Malice Domestic Convention held the weekend of April 25-27.

Best Novel

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna Andrews
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Hard Row by Margaret Maron
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
Murder With Reservations by Elaine Viets

Best First Novel

A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
A Real Basket Case by Beth Groundwater
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Best Nonfiction

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters by Charles Foley, Jon Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower
The Official Nancy Drew Handbook by Penny Warner

Best Short Story

"A Rat's Tale", by Donna Andrews (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sept./Oct.2007)
"Please Watch Your Step", by Rhys Bowen (The Strand, Spring, 2007)
"Casino Gamble", by Nan Higginson (Murder New York Style)
"Popping Round To The Post", by Peter Lovesey (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Nov. 2007)
"Death Will Clean Your Closet", by Elizabeth Zelvin (Murder New York Style)

Best Children's/Young Adult

A Light in the Cellar by Sarah Master Buckey
Bravo Zulu, Samantha! by Kathleen Benner
Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl by John Feinstein
The Falconer's Knot by Mary Hoffman
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Congratulations to all of the nominees!


Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Lesa,

The authors of the anthology Murder New York Style are extremely proud of Nan and Liz.

Thank you for acknowledging their achievements

Terrie Moran

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Terrie. And, I already have a blog posting with a note from Liz, to be published on April 11, and I mention the story and her nomination again on that blog. So mark my blog, and April 11 on your calendar!

Terrie Farley Moran said...


That is just great. I already bookmarked your blog and will come back.

Of course, we hope that you will mention Nan and her story as well.


Lesa said...

Ah, but it's Liz's note to publicize her book, Terrie. That doesn't mean I won't mention Nan, though, but maybe not on Liz's day.(smile)