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Agatha Award Nominees
Malice Domestic  
Date: 22 March 2012

Links: Award Nominee List (PDF) / Show Official Info /

Best First Novel:
Dire Threads (A Threadville Mystery), by Janet Bolin
Choke, by Kaye George
Learning to Swim: A Novel, by Sara J. Henry
Who Do, Voodoo? (A Mind for Murder Mystery), by Rochelle Staab
Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Fortune Teller Mystery), by Kari Lee Townsend
Best Nonfiction:
Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, by Leslie Budewitz
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making: More Stories and Secrets from Her Notebooks, by John Curran
On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling, by Michael Dirda
Wilkie Collins, Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel, by A. B. Emrys
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, by Charlaine Harris
Best Short Story
"Disarming", by Dana Cameron (in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
"Dead Eye Gravy", by Krista Davis (in Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology)
"Palace by the Lake", by Daryl Wood Gerber (in Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology)
"Truth and Consequences", by Barb Goffman (in Mystery Times Ten)
"The Itinerary", by Roberta Isleib (in WMA Presents the Rich and the Dead)
Best Children's/Young Adult Novel:
Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, by Harlan Coben
The Black Heart Crypt: A Haunted Mystery, by Chris Grabenstein
Icefall, by Matthew J. Kirby
The Wizard of Dark Street (An Oona Crate Mystery), by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
The Code Busters Club, Case #1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key, by Penny Warner
Best Historical Novel:
Naughty In Nice (A Royal Spyness Mystery), by Rhys Bowen
Murder Your Darlings: Algonquin Round Table Mystery, by J.J. Murphy
Mercury's Rise (A Silver Rush Mystery), by Ann Parker
Troubled Bones: A Medieval Noir, by Jeri Westerson
A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel, by Jacqueline Winspear

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