Agatha Award for Best Novel

 

2013 selection

The Wrong Girl

Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan #2

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2013

by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.

Does...


2012 selection

The Beautiful Mystery

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #8

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2013, Agatha Award for Best Novel 2012

by Louise Penny

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups,...


2010 selection

Bury Your Dead

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6

Macavity Best Mystery Novel 2011, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2011, Agatha Award for Best Novel 2010

by Louise Penny

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But...


2008 selection

The Cruelest Month

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #3

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2008

by Louise Penny

"Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie. . . . The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April...


2007 selection

A Fatal Grace

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2007

by Louise Penny

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel!

Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing...


2005 selection

The Body in the Snowdrift

Faith Fairchild #15

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2005

by Katherine Hall Page

Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father-in-law's decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont -- the Fairchilds' favorite...


2001 selection

Murphy's Law

Molly Murphy #1

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2001

by Rhys Bowen

From the author of In Farleigh Field...Murphy's Law is the captivating first entry of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy series

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her...


1998 selection

Butchers Hill

Tess Monaghan #3

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1998

by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan has finally made the move and hung out her shingle as a p.i.-for-hire, complete with an office in Butchers Hill. Maybe it's not the best address in Baltimore, but you gotta start somewhere, and...


1990 selection

Bum Steer

Agatha Award for Best Novel 1990

by Pickard

Charming amateur sleuth Jenny Cain returns in Bum Steer, to solve a mysterious murder that sends her on a twisting adventure in the wild, wild West.