AGATHA Award Winners

The Beautiful Mystery   Lowcountry Boil  The Code Busters Club

The Agatha Awards were announced on Saturday, just two days after the Edgars. Among the many well-known authors and publishers picking up awards, including Louise Penny who won Best Novel for The Beautiful Mystery (Macmillan/Minotaur), was small independent Dallas publisher Henery Press, winning Best First Novel with Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer. The Childrens/Young Adult award went to the second in the Code Busters Club series, The Haunted Lighthouse by Penney Warner (Egmont).

All the winners and nominees are listed after the jump. Download our spreadsheet with ordering information and other available formats, Agatha 2012, Winners and Nominees.

Best Novel

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny, (Macmillan/Minotaur)

Nominees:
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis (Penguin/Berkley MM Pbk. Original)
A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet, (Macmillan/Minotaur)
The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron, (Hachette/Grand Central)
The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Macmillan/Forge)

Best First Novel

Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer, (Henery Press, trade pbk original)

Nominees:
Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown, (Penguin/Berkley MM Pbk. Original)
A Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan, (Kensington MM Pbk. Original)
A Killer Read by Erika Chase, (Penguin/Berkley MM Pbk. Original)
Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans,  (Penguin/Berkley Trade Pbk. Original)

Best Non-fiction

Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels by John Connolly/Declan Burke, (S&S/Atria/Emily Bestler)

Nominees:
Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 by Joseph Goodrich, Editor, (Perfect Crime Books)
More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle, (IPG/Medallion Press)
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre, (RH/Crown)
The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, Editor, (Harper)

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel

The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner, (Egmont USA)

Nominees:
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben, (Penguin/Putnam Juv)
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George, (Penguin/Viking Juv)
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead, (RH/Wendy Lamb)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)

Best Historical Novel

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson, (Macmillan/Minotaur/Thomas Dunne)

Nominees:
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen, (Penguin/Berkley Hardcover)
Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson, (Penguin/Berkley Hardcover)
An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd, (HarperCollins/Morrow)
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear, (Harper)

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