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Agatha Award for Best Cozy Mystery Novel

"The Agatha Awards, named for MALICE inspiration Agatha Christie, are awarded for the Best Novel, First Mystery Novel, Nonfiction, and Short Story in the genre for the previous year. Presentation is made at the MALICE convention in April. The award is a teapot with MALICE's skull and crossbones on the side." "An eligible book must have been published in the United States between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year and be a Malice Domestic book. This is loosely translated as no explicit sex, gore or violence, an amateur detective (usually), a confined setting, and characters who know each other. The Agatha Awards Committee reviews all nominated books for appropriateness and oversees the entire awards process."

The Beautiful Mystery

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2013
Bury Your Dead

Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011
ThreeDay Town

Margaret Maron 2011
A Brutal Telling

Louise Penny 2009
The Cruelest Month

Louise Penny 2008
A Fatal Grace

Louise Penny 2007
The Virgin of Small Plains

Nancy Pickard 2006
The Body in the Snowdrift

Katherine Hall Page 2005
Birds of a Feather

Jacqueline Winspear 2004
Youve Got Murder

Donna Andrews 2003
Letter From Home

Carolyn Hart 2003
Murphys Law

Rhys Bowen 2002
Storm Track

Margaret Maron 2001
Mariners Compass

Earlene Fowler 2000
Butchers Hill

Laura Lippman Tess Monaghan 1999
The Devil In Music

Kate Ross 1998
Up Jumps The Devil

Margaret Maron 1997
If Irsquod Killed Him When I Met Him

Sharyn McCrumb 1996
She Walks These Hills

Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
Dead Mans Island

Carolyn Hart 1994
Bootleggers Daughter

Margaret Maron 1992

Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1992
Bum Steer

Nancy Pickard Jenny Cain 1991
Naked Once More

Elizabeth Peters 1990
Something Wicked

Carolyn Hart 1989