Malice Domestic 2019

If you haven’t been keeping track of the Agatha award nominees, now is a good time to jump into the fray! I have too many nominees that I love this year, especially in Historical Mysteries and Short Stories! You can read all the short stories at

Below are the nominees this year!

Best Contemporary Novel

Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan                                                                                     Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny                                                                             Cry Wolf by Annette Dashofy                                                                                             Beyond the Truth by Bruce Robert Coffin                                                                     Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron

Best Historical Novel

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen                                                       The Gold Pawn by LA Chandlar                                                                                                The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey                                                                    Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell                                                                                           Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson

Best First Novel

A Ladies Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman                                         Little Comfort by Edwin Hill                                                                                                       What Doesn’t Kill You by Aimee Hix                                                                                       Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell                                                                                           Curses Boiled Again by Shari Randall

Best Short Story

“English 398: Fiction Workshop” by Art Taylor                                                                     “The Case of the Vanishing Professor”  by Lara Laskowski                                                “Bug Appetit” by Barb Goffman                                                                                                “A Postcard for the Dead” by Susanna Calkins                                                                      “All God’s Sparrows” by Leslie Budewitz

Best Young Adult Mystery

Potion Problems (Just Add Magic) by Cindy Callaghan                                                       Winterhouse  by Ben Guterson                                                                                                   A Side of Sabotage by C.M. Surrisi

Best Nonfiction

Wicked Women of Ohio by Jane Ann Turzillo                                                                        Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson                                                   Conan Doyle for the Defense by Margalit Fox                                                                       Writing the Cozy Mystery by Nancy J Cohen                                                                          Mastering Plot Twists by Jane Cleland



About marystojak

Mary Stojak has published numerous short stories, her latest will be published September 28th in Mystery Weekly.
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