Agatha Award Nominees Include MORE FORENSICS & FICTION

09 Feb

The Agatha Award nominees were announced yesterday and I’m thrilled that MORE FORENSICS AND FICTION was nominated in the Best Non-fiction category. I’ll be off to Malice Domestic in May.


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I want to congratulate all the nominees. Here is the list:


Best Novel: 

The Diva Digs Up the Dirt by Krista Davis

A Fatal Winter by G.M. Malliet

The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan


Best First Novel:

Lowcountry Boil by Susan M. Boyer

Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown

A Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan

A Killer Read by Erika Chase

Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Jaye Evans


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

Blood Relations: The Selected Letters of Ellery Queen, 1947-1950 by Joseph Goodrich, Editor

More Forensics and Fiction: Crime Writers Morbidly Curious Questions Expertly Answered by D.P. Lyle

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre

The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie by Mathew Prichard, Editor


Best Short Story:

“Mischief in Mesopotamia” by Dana Cameron (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

“Kept in the Dark” by Shelia Connolly (Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon Anthology)

“The Lord is My Shamus” by Barb Goffman (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)

“Thea’s First Husband” by B.K. Stevens (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine)

“When Duty Calls”, by Art Taylor (Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder)


Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel:

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

The Code Busters Club, Case #2: The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Best Historical Novel:

The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson

Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson

An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear



Posted by on February 9, 2013 in Writing


5 responses to “Agatha Award Nominees Include MORE FORENSICS & FICTION

  1. Elise Warner

    February 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations, Dr. Lyle.


  2. Brenda

    February 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I add my congrats too! Thanks for sharing the list of nominees!


  3. sandy gardner

    February 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    congratulations and well-deserved


  4. Cheryl B. Dale

    February 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Congratulations and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for you!



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