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The 2017 Agatha Award Winners Announced at the "Malice Domestic" Mystery Con

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This post includes pictures and links for each category's winner. If you click on the author picutre, you will link to the author's own website. If you click on the book title, you will link to our library's catalog where you can place a hold on it! If there is no link for a book title, you can contact us to get it as an InterLibrary Loan (ILL).


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Best Contemporary Novel

Best Contemporary Agatha Award Winner
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)


Best Historical Novel

Catriona McPherson with Best Historical Award Teapot
The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books)


Best First Novel

Cynthia Kuhn Best First Agatha Award Winner
The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)

Best Nonfiction

Jane Cleland Best NonFiction Agatha Winner
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats by Jane K. Cleland (Writer's Digest Books)

Best Short Story

Art Taylor Best Short Story Agatha Award 2017
"Parallel Play" by Art Taylor in Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (Wildside Press)

Best Children/Young Adult

Penny Warner Best Children's/YA Agatha Winner
The Secret of the Puzzle Box: The Code Busters Club by Penny Warner (Darby Creek)

Lifetime Achievement: Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Poirot Award: Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards, Poirot Award Winner

Congratulations to them all!

Agatha teacup graphic  You can get to the LLD Catalog links for all of the Agatha nominees and winners by click on the teacup.

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