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Agatha Award Winners

2007

Category Title Author
Best Novel A Fatal Grace Louis Penny
Best First Novel Prime Time Hank Phillippi Ryan
Best Non-Fiction Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley
Best Short Story A Rat's Tale Donna Andrews
Best Children's/Young Adult A Light in the Cellar Sarah Masters Buckey

2006

Category Title Author
Best Novel The Virgin of Small Plains Nancy Pickard
Best First Novel The Heat of the Moon Sandra Parshall
Best Nonfiction Don't Murder Your Mystery Chris Roerden
Best Children's or Young Adult Pea Soup Poisonings Nancy Means Wright
Best Short Story Sleeping with the Plush Toni L.P. Kelner

2005

Category Title Author
Best Novel The Body in the Snowdrift Katherine Hall Page
Best First Novel Better Off Wed Laura Durham
Best Nonfiction Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her Melanie Rehak
Best Children's or Young Adult (Tie) Down the Rabbit Hole Peter Abrahams
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Best Short Story Driven to Distraction Marcia Talley

2004

Category Title Author
Best Novel Birds of a Feather Jacqueline Winspear
Best First Novel Dating Dead Men Harley Jane Kozak
Best Nonfiction Private Eye-Lashes: Radioís Lady Detectives Jack French
Best Children's or Young Adult Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett
Best Short Story Wedding Knife Elaine Viets

2003

Category Title Author
Best Novel Letter From Home Carolyn Hart
Best First Novel Maisie Dobbs Jacqueline Winspear
Best Nonfiction Amelia Peabodyís Egypt: A Compendium Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread; designed by Dennis Forbes
Best Children's or Young Adult The 7th Knot Kathleen Karr
Best Short Story No Manís Land Elizabeth Foxwell

2002

Category Title Author
Best Novel You've Got Murder Donna Andrews
Best First Novel In the Bleak Midwinter Julia Spencer-Fleming
Best Nonfiction They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated, and Forgotten Mystery Novels edited by Jim Huang
Best Children's or Young Adult Red Card: A Zeke Armstrong Mystery Matthew LaBrot and Daniel J. Hale
Best Short Story (Tie) The Dog That Didn't Bark Margaret Maron
Too Many Cooks Marcia Talley

2001

Category Title Author
Best Novel Murphy's Law Rhys Bowen
Best First Novel Bubbles Unbound Sarah Strohmeyer
Best Nonfiction Wok Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir Tony Hillerman
Best Children's or Young Adult The Mystery of the Haunted Caves (Troop 13 Mystery) Penny Warner
Best Short Story The Would-Be-Widower Katherine Hall Page

2000

Category Title Author
Best Novel Storm Track Margaret Maron
Best First Novel Death on a Silver Tray Rosemary Stevens
Best Nonfiction 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century edited by Jim Huang
Best Short Story The Man in the Civil Suit Jan Burke

1999

Category Title Author
Best Novel Mariner's Compass Earlene Fowler
Best First Novel Murder with Peacocks Donna Andrews
Best Nonfiction Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle Daniel Stashower
Best Short Story Out of Africa Nancy Pickard

1998

Category Title Author
Best Novel Butchers Hill Laura Lippman
Best First Novel The Doctor Digs a Grave Robin Hathaway
Best Nonfiction Mystery Reader's Walking Guide to Washington D.C. Alzina Stone Dale
Best Short Story Of Course You Know That Chocolate Is A Vegetable Barbara DíAmato

1997

Category Title Author
Best Novel The Devil in Music Kate Ross
Best First Novel The Salaryman's Wife Sujata Massey
Best Nonfiction Detecting Men Willetta L. Heising
Best Short Story Accidents Will Happen Carolyn Wheat

1996

Category Title Author
Best Novel Up Jumps the Devil Margaret Maron
Best First Novel Murder on a Girl's Night Out Anne George
Best Nonfiction Detecting Women 2 Willetta Heising
Best Short Story Accidents Will Happen Carolyn Wheat

1995

Category Title Author
Best Novel If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him Sharyn McCrumb
Best First Novel The Body in the Transept Jeanne M. Dams
Best Nonfiction Mystery Readers Walking Guide-Chicago Alzina Stone Dale
Best Short Story The Dog Who Remembered Too Much Elizabeth Daniels Squire

1994

Category Title Author
Best Novel She Walks These Hills Sharyn McCrumb
Best First Novel Do Unto Others Jeff Abbott
Best Nonfiction By a Woman's Hand Jean Swanson and Dean James
Best Short Story The Family Jewels Dorothy Cannell

1993

Category Title Author
Best Novel Dead Man's Island Carolyn Hart
Best First Mystery Novel Track of the Cat Nevada Barr
Best Nonfiction The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery Barbara D'Amato
Best Short Story Kim's Game M.D. Lake

1992

Category Title Author
Best Novel Bootlegger's Daughter Margaret Maron
Best First Novel Blanche on the Lam Barbara Neely
Best Short Story Nice Gorilla Aaron and Charlotte Elkins

1991

Category Title Author
Best Novel I.O.U. Nancy Pickard
Best First Novel Zero at the Bone Mary Willis Walker
Best Short Story Deborah's Judgment Margaret Maron

1990

Category Title Author
Best Novel Bum Steer Nancy Pickard
Best First Novel The Body in the Belfry Katherine Hall Page
Best Short Story Too Much To Bare Joan Hess

1989

Category Title Author
Best Novel Naked Once More Elizabeth Peters
Best First Novel Grime and Punishment Jill Churchill
Best Short Story A Wee Doch And Doris Sharyn McCrumb

1988

Category Title Author
Best Novel Something Wicked Carolyn G. Hart
Best First Novel A Great Deliverance Elizabeth George
Best Short Story More Final Than Divorce Robert Barnard




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