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The Agatha Awards are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write via the same method as Agatha Christie (i.e. closed setting, no sex or violence, amateur detective).
2005 - Best First Novel. Planning a wedding can be murder.
2004 - Best Novel. They start turning up dead—poisoned, then bayoneted for good measure.
1992 - Best First Novel. A quirky mystery debut that pits Blanche against a Faulknerian cast of oddballs who may be trying to kill each other off to claim a southern fortune.
1990 - Best First Novel. A town where everyone knows everyone elses business.
2005 - Best Novel. A caterer/minister's wife solves a mystery.
1995 - Best First Novel. Christmas Eve services at the nearby cathedral ends with a bloody body.
1992 - Best Novel. Secrets a mother never told her daughter.
2009 - Best Novel. A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer.
2001 - Best First Novel. Meet Bubbles: most people tag her as the typical dumb blonde, with primary interests being sex, gossip and soaps.
1990 - Best Novel. A dying millionaire wills a cattle ranch to a little-known foundation.
1998 - Best Novel. Once the snooping begins , the witnesses start dying.
2008 - Best Novel. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter seance
2004 - Best First Novel. Wollie is dating 40 men in 60 days as part of a research project for a bestselling radio personality.
1993 - Best Novel. Who would want a multimillion media magnate dead? Everyone.
2008 - Best First Novel. From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance.
2000 - Best First Novel. Beau Brummell wandering about the English countryside solving murders.
1997 - Best Novel. Dramatic episodes, false confessions, and explanations, explanations, explanations.
1998 - Best First Novel. Dr. Andrew Fenimore, a late-30s bachelor, has an unlikely double profession--medical doctor and private eye.
1994 - Best First Novel. Funny portrayal of the social mechanics of a small town where everyone has something to hide.
2007 - Best Novel. An almost universally disliked, even hated, woman is murdered and everyone is a suspect.
1998 - Best First Novel. "Who knows what darkness lies in the hearts of men?"
1989 - Best First Novel. It's so hard to kill good help these days. . .
2006 - Best First Novel. Young veterinarian Rachel Goddard's world begins to crumble when a client rushes into the animal hospital with a basset hound struck by a car during a thunderstorm.
1995 - Best Novel. Three grievously wronged women take murderous revenge.
2002 - Best First Novel. A former military helicopter pilot now rookie Episcopalian priest, probing crime in upstate New York.
1991 - Best Novel. You're taken to a world of a girl who suffers from horrible nightmares. So they say.
2003 - Best Novel. In depth study of people caught up in the emotional turmoil and pain created by WWII.
2003 - Best First Novel. Maisie becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded WWI veterans.
1999 - Best Novel. A bizarre inheritance, a dangerous quest and a political battle are the main events.
1996 - Best First Novel. Things get personal when the killer starts making threats.
1999 - Best First Novel. Meg’s world includes bizarre incidents, impossible people, and extraordinary happenings.
2001 - Best Novel. 19th-century Irish heroine, Molly Murphy has just been given a get out of jail free card.
1989 - Best Novel. Accidents happen … if only they would kill.
2007 - Best First Novel. Could an innocent e-mail offer really result in murder, mayhem and a multimillion-dollar fraud ring?
1997 - Best First Novel. "I suppose there are worse places to spend New Year's Eve than a crowded train with a stranger's hand inching up your thigh."
1994 - Best Novel. Prejudice, bigotry, justice, right and wrong, good and evil, stupidity in pursuit of noble causes.
1988 - Best Novel. A summer stock production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace' starts to resemble reality.
2000 - Best Novel. "She slept with him before me, after me, during me --- I don't keep tabs."
1993 - Best First Novel. Dollops of ecology and conservation of resources mingle with the murder clues.
1996 - Best Novel. A combination of greed, fear and ignorance of the intricate laws of inheritance.
2006 - Best Novel. An unforgettable tale of love, lust, faith, betrayal, and redemption.
2002 - Best Novel. An Artificial Intelligence Personality investigates the disappearance of her creator.
1991 - Best First Novel. There's more than just animals at the zoo.
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