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Agatha Awards

Agatha Awards

Best Historical Novel



Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen


  • Murder Your Darlings by J. J. Murphy

  • Mercury's Rise by Ann Parker

  • Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson

  • A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

Murder Your Darlings
Mercury's Rise
Troubled Bones
A Lesson in Secrets


Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for Murder by Catriona McPherson


  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen

  • Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson

  • An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

  • Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Murder on Fifth Avenue
An Unmarked Grave
Elegy for Eddie


A Question of Honor by Charles Todd


  • Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen

  • Death in the Time of Ice by Kaye George

  • A Friendly Game of Murder by J. J. Murphy

  • Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson

Heirs and Graces
Death in the Time of Ice
A Friendly Game of Murder
Murder in Chelsea


Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen


  • Wouldn't It Be Deadly by DE Ireland

  • Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thopmson

  • Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd

  • An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

Wouldn't It Be Deadly
Murder in Murray Hill
Hunting Shadows
An Unwilling Accomplice


Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King



  • Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen

  • The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins

  • Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal

  • Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Malice at the Palace
The Masque of a Murderer
Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue


The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson


  • Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao

  • Get Me to the Grave on Time by D. E. Ireland

  • Delivering the Truth by Edith Maxwell

  • Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Whispers Beyond the Veil
Get Me to the Grave on Time
Delivering the Truth
Murder in Morningside Heights


In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen


  • Murder in an English Village by Jessica Ellicott

  • Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

  • The Paris Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

  • Dangerous to Know by Renee Patrick

Murder in an English Village
Called to Justice
The Paris Spy
Dangerous to Know


The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey


  • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

  • The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar

  • Turning the Tide by Edith Maxwell

  • Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
The Gold Pawn
Turning the Tide
Murder on Union Square


Charity's Burden by Edith Maxwell


  • Love and Death Among the Cheetahs by Rhys Bowen

  • Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna Calkins

  • The Pearl Dagger by L. A. Chandlar

  • The Naming Game by Gabriel Valjan

Love and Death Among the Cheetah's
Murder Knocks Twice
The Pearl Dagger
The Naming Game



The Last Mrs. Summers by Rhys Bowen


  • The Fate of a Flapper by Susanna Calkins

  • A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Murder by Dianne Freeman

  • Taken Too Soon by Edith Maxwell

  • The Turning Tide by Catriona McPherson