1994 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

Dead Man’s Island by Carolyn Hart

Best Novel Nominees

  • Old Scores by Aaron Elkins
  • O Little Town of Maggody by Joan Hess
  • Fair Game by Rochele Majer Krich
  • Southern Discomfort by Margaret Maron
  • To Live and Die in Dixie by Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Best First Novel

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr

Best First Novel Nominees

  • Goodnight, Irene by Jan Burke
  • A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
  • Death Comes as Ephiphany by Sharan Newman
  • Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett

Best Short Story

“Kim’s Game” by M.D. Lake

Best Short Story Nominees

  • “A Romance in the Rockies” by K.K. Beck
  • “Sax and the Single Cat” by Carole Nelson Douglas
  • “Checkout” by Susan Dunlap
  • “…That Married Dear Old Dad” by Margaret Maron

Best Nonfiction

The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery by Barbara D’Amato

Best Nonfiction Nominees

  • Dorothy L. Sayers by Alzina Stone Dale
  • The Poisonous Pen of Agatha Christie by Michael C. Gerald
  • The Fine Art of Murder by Ed Gorman
  • A Reader’s Guide to the American Novel of Detection by Marvin Lachman
  • The Doubleday Crime Club Compendium 1928-91 by Ellen A. Nehr

Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement

Mignon G. Eberhart


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