2003 Agatha Award Winners and Nominees
Malice Domestic has announced its nominees and winners for the 2003 Agatha Awards, honoring the best first mystery novel, best novel, best non-fiction, best short story, and best juvenile/young adult mystery published in 2002. Elizabeth Peters will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie, were presented during Malice Domestic XV at the Agatha Awards Banquet, May 3rd, 2003. Malice attendees registered by January 4th made the nominations; the Agathas were selected at the convention by all convention attendees.Best Novel
Fascinating series debut features artificial intelligence personality as sleuth
Second in Bowen's Agatha-winning series about Irish immigrant Molly Murphy.
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Outstanding series debut for true crime writer Molly Blume
caterer Faith Sibley Fairchild
Peabody and her clan face murderers at the dig while Ramses is called away for some spying duty
Best First Novel
complex mystery introduces army chaplain turned local priest Claire Ferguson
Not All Tarts Are Apples by Pip Granger
Charming novel of precocious seven year old in London in the Fifties
Out of Print
Introduction for Cassie Burdett, caddy turned professional golfer.
Out of Print
Find out what's going on in the kitchen while you're enjoying fois gras in the dining room
Pittsburgh writer Martin's mystery debut introduces the Blackbird sisters.
An education in antique prints wrapped around a mystery concerning deaths of antique dealers