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Agatha Award Nominees with Links to the Books & Their Authors!

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This post offers the Agatha Award Nominees in Best Comtemporary, Best Historical, Best First, and Best Short Story Titles with links to the copies of the books that we have here at the Lisle Library & PDFs of the short stories, and links under the Authors' Names to their web sites, where available.

Any books we may not have yet, can be interlibrary loans (ILL) if we are not getting them. If we have them "On Order" you can put a hold on the on order copy.


Best Contemporary Novel

Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron

Beyond the Truth  by Bruce Robert Coffin

Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Best Historical Novel

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen 

The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar

 The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Turning the Tide  by Edith Maxwell

Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson


Best First Novel

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman 

Little Comfort by Edwin Hill 

What Doesn't Kill You by Aimee Hix

Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell

Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall


Best Short Story - these links take you to the full short stories!

  “All God’s Sparrows” by Leslie Budewitz
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine


“A Postcard for the Dead” by Susanna Calkins
Florida Happens: Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Suspense from the Sunshine State


“Bug Appetit” by Barb Goffman
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine


“The Case of the Vanishing Professor” by Tara Laskowski
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine


“English 398: Fiction Workshop” by Art Taylor
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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