1990 Agatha Awards

Given annually at the Malice Domestic Mystery Conference for the best “cozy” mystery in each category. Please note that the awards are given for works of the previous year. Thus, the “1994” awards were give in 1994 for works published in 1993.

Best Novel

Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters

Best Novel Nominees

  • The Siren Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell
  • A Little Class on Murder by Carolyn G. Hart
  • Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron
  • Philly Stakes by Gillian Roberts

Best First Novel

Grime and Punishment by Jill Churchill

Best First Novel Nominees

  • Working Murder by Eleanor Boylan
  • A Question of Guilt by Frances Fyfield
  • The Mother Shadow by Melanie Johnson Howe
  • The Mark Twain Murders by Edith Skom

Best Short Story

“A Wee Doch and Doris” by Sharyn McCrumb in Mistletoe Mysteries

Best Short Story Nominees

  • “Live It Up, Bert” by Patricia Derozier
  • “Amanda” by Ellie Grossman
  • “A Cozy for Christmas” by Charlotte MacLeod
  • “Afraid All the Time” by Nancy Pickard

Lifetime Achievement

Phyllis A. Whitney


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