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Agatha Awards
2018 (Best Contemporary Novel)
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery (Cajun Country Mysteries)
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ellen Byron

Publishers Weekly In Byron's superior fourth Cajun Country mystery (after 2017's A Cajun Christmas Ki...More

2018 (Best Historical Novel)
The Widows of Malabar Hill
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sujata Massey

Library Journal This new series set in 1920s India introduces Perveen Mistry, the first woman to practice law...More

2018 (Best First Novel)
A Ladys Guide to Etiquette and Murder
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dianne Freeman

Publishers Weekly In April 1899, American-born Frances Wynn, Countess of Harleigh, the narrator of Freeman...More

 
2018 (Best Nonfiction)
Mastering Plot Twists:
 Jane K. Cleland
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2018 (Best Childrens)
Potion Problems (Just Add Magic)
 Cindy Callaghan

Horn Book This sequel picks up a few weeks after the conclusion of Just Add Magic. Now, seventh graders Kelly...More

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2017 (Best Contemporary Novel)
Glass Houses
 Louise Penny

Publishers Weekly Bestseller Penny's taut 13th novel featuring Chief Supt. Armand Gamache of the Sūreté d...More

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2017 (Best Historical Novel)
In Farleigh Field
Click to search this book in our catalog   Rhys Bowen

Book list Downton Abbey meets WWII. An infantry regiment is billeted at Farleigh Place, the Earl of Westerham...More

2017 (Best First Novel)
Hollywood Homicide
Click to search this book in our catalog   Kellye Garrett

Library Journal Actress Dayna Anderson's 15 minutes of fame as the spokesperson for Chubby's Chicken,...More

2017 (Best Nonfiction)
From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mattias Bostrom

Publishers Weekly This exhaustive study of the 130-year Sherlock Holmes phenomenon spans Arthur Conan Doyle&#...More

 
2017 (Best Childrens)
Sydney Mackenzie Knocks Em Dead
 Cindy Callaghan

Kirkus A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community.Eighth grader Sydney Mackenzie, a white g...More

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2016 (Best Contemporary)
A Great Reckoning
 Louise Penny

Library Journal The latest entry in Penny's popular series (after Nature of the Beast) places Armand Gama...More

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2016 (Best Historical)
The Reek of Red Herrings
 Catriona McPherson

Publishers Weekly Gothic touches enliven McPherson's ninth Dandy Gilver mystery set in Scotland (after 20...More

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2016 (Best First)
The Semester of Our Discontent
Click to search this book in our catalog   Cynthia Kuhn
2016 (Best Nonfiction)
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories that Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jane K. Cleland
2016 (Best Childrens)
The Secret of the Puzzle Box: The Code Busters Club
Click to search this book in our catalog   Penny Warner

Horn Book The diverse Code Busters kids are excited for their field trip to Angel Island, the Ellis Island of...More

 
2015 (Best Contemporary)
Long Upon the Land
 Margaret Maron

Book list In the twentieth entry in her series featuring Deborah Knott (after Designated Daughters, 2014), Ma...More

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2015 (Best Historical)
Dreaming Spies:
 Laurie R. King

Publishers Weekly Snappy prose and a captivating plot distinguish King's 14th novel featuring Mary Russel...More

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2015 (Best First)
On The Road with Del and Louise
 Art Taylor
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2015 (Best Nonfiction)
The Golden Age of Murder
Click to search this book in our catalog   Martin Edwards

Publishers Weekly Crime novelist Edwards (Frozen Shroud), the archivist for the legendary Detection Club of c...More

2015 (Best Childrens)
Andi Unstoppable
Click to search this book in our catalog   Amanda Flower

Book list In her third outing, Andi Boggs is dreading her bird identification science project. She has been p...More

2014 (Best Contemporary)
Truth be told
Click to search this book in our catalog   Hank Phillippi Ryan

Publishers Weekly Ryan's smart, well-paced third Jane Ryland novel (after 2013's The Wrong Girl) tak...More

 
2014 (Best Historical)
Queen of hearts
 Rhys Bowen

Book list It's the Depression, but not for the titled nobility in England or for movie moguls in Hollywoo...More

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2014 (Best First)
Well Read,Then Dead
 Rhys Bowen

Book list Sassy Cabot and Bridget Mayfield are trying to keep their bookstore and cafe, called Read 'Em a...More

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2014 (Best Nonfiction)
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writers Journey
 Hank Phillippi Ryan
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2014 (Best Childrens)
The mummyandapos;s curse
Click to search this book in our catalog   Penny Warner

Horn Book Code Busters Cody, Luke, Quinn, and M.E. are innocently exploring the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum w...More

2013 (Best Contempory)
The Wrong Girl
Click to search this book in our catalog   Hank Phillippi Ryan

Library Journal Ryan's stellar follow-up to The Other Woman throws Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland...More

2013 (Best Historical)
A question of honor
Click to search this book in our catalog   Charles Todd

Library Journal When Bess learns that an earlier crime committed in India involves her father, she must grap...More

 
2013 (Best First)
Death al dente
 Leslie Budewitz
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2013 (Best Nonfiction)
The hour of peril : the secret plot to murder Lincoln before the Civil War
 Daniel Stashower

Book list *Starred Review* Some of President Lincoln's associates and some historians have questioned if ...More

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2013 (Best Childrens)
Escape from Mr. Lemoncelloandapos;s library
 Chris Grabenstein

Publishers Weekly Librarians and English teachers will happily recommend this adventurous romp from Grabenst...More

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2012 (Best Novel)
The Beautiful Mystery:
Click to search this book in our catalog   Louise Penny

Publishers Weekly Religious music serves as the backdrop for bestseller Penny's excellent eighth novel f...More

2012 (Best First)
Lowcountry boil : a Liz Talbot mystery
Click to search this book in our catalog   Susan M. Boyer

Library Journal When PI Liz Talbot learns that her grandmother has been murdered at her South Carolina islan...More

2012 (Best Nonfiction)
Books to Die For: The Worlds Greatest Mystery Writers on the Worlds Greatest Mystery Novels
Click to search this book in our catalog   John Connolly
 
2012 (Best Childrens)
The Code Busters Club, Case #1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key
 Penny Warner
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2012 (Best Historical)
Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder
 Catriona McPherson

Publishers Weekly McPherson's sixth cozy set in 1920s Scotland markedly improves on its predecessor, 201...More

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