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Agatha Awards
2020 (Best Contemporary Novel)
Gift of the Magpie
Click to search this book in our catalog   Donna Andrews

Kirkus Ornamental blacksmith/general do-gooder Meg Langslow’s Christmas activities entangle her with a ...More

2020 (Best Contemporary Novel)
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard
Click to search this book in our catalog   Ellen Byron

Publishers Weekly In Agatha winner Byron’s captivating sixth Cajun Country mystery (after 2019’s ...More

2020 (Best Contemporary Novel)
From Beer to Eternity
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sherry Harris
 
2020 (Best Contemporary Novel)
All the Devils are Here
 Louise Penny

Library Journal In A Better Man, the sixth straight No. 1 New York Times best seller in the durable "Chi...More

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2020 (Best Contemporary Novel)
The Lucky One
 Lori Rader-Day

Publishers Weekly Alice Fine, one of the protagonists of this complex, intimate novel from Mary Higgins Clark...More

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2020 (Best Historical Novel)
The Last Mrs. Summers
 Rhys Bowen

Book list In this fourteenth Royal Spyness mystery, which Bowen acknowledges is her tribute to du Maurier'...More

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2020 (Best Historical Novel)
The Fate of a Flapper
Click to search this book in our catalog   Susanna Calkins

Library Journal Gina Ricci isn't just a cigarette girl at the Chicago speakeasy the Third Door, she's...More

2020 (Best Historical Novel)
A Ladys Guide to Mischief and Murder
Click to search this book in our catalog   Dianne Freeman

Publishers Weekly In Agatha Award–winner Freeman’s uneven third mystery set in late Victorian Eng...More

2020 (Best Historical Novel)
Taken Too Soon
Click to search this book in our catalog   Edith Maxwell
 
2020 (Best Historical Novel)
The Turning Tide
 Catriona McPherson

Publishers Weekly Agatha winner MacPherson’s vivid 14th Dandy Gilver mystery (after 2018’s A Step...More

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2020 (Best First Novel)
A Spell for Trouble
 Esme Addison

Publishers Weekly Alex Daniels, the 28-year-old heroine of Addison’s captivating debut and series launc...More

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2020 (Best First Novel)
Winter Witness
 Tina deBellegarde
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2020 (Best First Novel)
Derailed
Click to search this book in our catalog   Mary Keliikoa

Publishers Weekly Portland, Ore., PI Kelly Pruett, the narrator of Keliikoa’s winning debut and series ...More

2020 (Best First Novel)
Murder at the Mena House
Click to search this book in our catalog   Erica Ruth Neubauer

Publishers Weekly In 1926, American widow Jane Wunderly, the narrator of Neubauer’s promising debut, de...More

2020 (Best First Novel)
Murder Most Sweet
Click to search this book in our catalog   Laura Jensen Walker

Kirkus A Wisconsin mystery author is suspected of a real-life murder.Teddie St. John is a breast cancer survi...More

 
2020 (Best Non-Fiction)
Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy
 Leslie Brody

Book list Much like the titular heroine in her beloved children’s book Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh...More

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2020 (Best Non-Fiction)
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
 Kate Winkler Dawson
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2020 (Best Non-Fiction)
Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club
 Martin Edwards
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2020 (Best Non-Fiction)
Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock
Click to search this book in our catalog   Christina Lane

Publishers Weekly Film professor Lane (Feminist Hollywood) gives proper due to the legacy of Joan Harrison, o...More

2020 (Best Non-Fiction)
H. R. F. Keating: A Life of Crime
Click to search this book in our catalog   Sheila Mitchell
2020 (Best Childerns/YA Mystery)
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel
Click to search this book in our catalog   Fleur Bradley

Publishers Weekly When 12-year-old JJ Jacobson’s CEO mom wins a weekend at the haunted Barclay Hotel in...More

 
2020 (Best Childerns/YA Mystery)
Premeditated Myrtle
 Elizabeth C. Bunce

Kirkus An aspiring sleuth in Victorian England is convinced her neighbor’s death was no accident. Twelv...More

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2020 (Best Childerns/YA Mystery)
Saltwater Secrets
 Cindy Callaghan

Book list Stella and Josie are half sisters who only get to see each other during summer vacation at the Jers...More

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2020 (Best Childerns/YA Mystery)
From the Desk of Zoe Washington
  Janae Marks

Kirkus After receiving a letter from her incarcerated father, whom she's never met, 12-year-old Zoe sets ...More

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2020 (Best Childerns/YA Mystery)
Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Narvaez

Kirkus A teen mystery set in an elite public school in 1970s New York City. When two faculty members of the p...More

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