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Mystery Awards 1996 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
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him
Sharyn McCrumb (Ballantine)
Best Novel Nominees
Miracles in Maggody Joan Hess
The Wandering Arm Sharan Newman
Twilight Nancy Pickard
Escapade Walter Satterthwait

Best First Novel
The Body in the Transept
Jeanne M. Dams (Walker)
Best First Novel Nominees
A Far and Deadly Cry Teri Holbrook
Horse of a Different Killer Jody Jaffe
Death in Bloodhound Red Virginia Lanier
Murder in Scorpio Martha C. Lawrence

Best Nonfiction
Mystery Readers Walking Guide-Chicago
Alzina Stone Dale (Passport Books, NTC Publishing Group)
Best Nonfiction Nominees
John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles   Douglas Greene Ngaio
Marsh: The Woman and Her Work ed   B.J. Rahn
The Armchair Detective Book of Lists, 2nd edition   Kate Stine
The Cadfael Companion, 2nd ed.   Robin Whiteman

Best Short Story
"The Dog Who Remembered Too Much"
Elizabeth Daniels Squire, Malice Domestic 4 (Pocket Books)
Best Short Story Nominees
"Rule of Law" K.K. Beck
"Cupid's Arrow" Dorothy Cannell
"A Contest Fit for a Queen" Susan Dunlap
"The Murder Game" Jean Hager

Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement
Mary Stewart

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