2008 Agatha Award Winners and Nominees
Agatha Awards were given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year 2007 (January 1 through December 31) in hardcover, as paperback originals, or e-published by an e-publishing firm. The final vote was by secret ballot by registered convention attendees at the Malice Domestic XIX convention in April 2008.
Best First Novel
Boston investigative reporter Charlotte McNally
Victorian gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox investigates the poisoning of a maid
Claire Hanover, gift basket entrepeneur
Regency sleuth Lady Julia Grey investigates the secrets of her late husband's life
Surete du Quebec Inspector Armand Gamache
Meg Lanslow plans her wedding and gets some unexpected wedding gifts
Debut for Lady Victoria, an aristocratic sleuth fallen on hard times in '30s London
hardcover, $23.95, signed copies available
Deborah Knott adjusts to married life while a simple case uncovers immigrations issues right in her backyard
Helen Hawthorne takes another dead end job, this time as a hotel maid
hardcover, $21.95 Signed copies available
Congratulations, also, to Donna Andrews for her winning short story A Rat's Tale as well asRhys Bowen and Elizabeth Zelvin for short story nominations.