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Agatha Award Nominees by (Malice Domestic 22 March 2012 / ) - This is a very exciting year with the addition of the Best Historical category. The nominations in this new category were very active and we think it is a great addition to the Agatha Awards. Nominations in all the other categories also came in fast and furious.
Marian Lesko, Chair, Agatha Awards Committee

Award Nominees for works published in 2011:

Best Novel:

The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
The Diva Haunts the House by Krista Davis
Wicked Autumn, by G.M. Malliet
Three Day Town, by Margaret Maron
A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny
(Source: Malice Domestic) (more ...)

2012 Derringer Awards Finalists Announced by ( 02 March 2012 / ) - 2012 Short Mystery Fiction Society Finalists

Voting opens today for the Derringer Awards. Below are the five stories selected by our judges as finalists in each category. Congratulations to each of the finalists for the excellent work published in 2011.

Finalists for Best Novelette:

    Jeffrey Cohen, "The Gun Also Rises: an Aaron Tucker Mystery," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February 2011
    Toni L.P. Kelner, "In Brightest Day," Home Improvement: Undead Edition, August 2011
    Doug Allyn, "A Penny for the Boatman," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2011
    David Dean, "Tomorrow’s Dead," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July 2011
    Earl Staggs, "Where Billy Died," Untreed Reads, August 2011

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