Mystery Award Winners

The Agatha Awards are given to mysteries that honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others.

BEST NOVEL
THE BRUTAL TELLING – Louise Penny*

BEST FIRST NOVEL
THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE – Alan Bradley [Delacorte Press]

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
STARVATION LAKE - Bryan Gruley

BEST SHORT STORY
“On the House” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, QUARRY: Crime Stories by New England Writers

BEST CRITICAL NONFICTION WORK
DAME AGATHA’S SHORTS – Elena Santangelo

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