Your 2008 Agatha Award Nominees

And they are

Best Novel
Six Geese A-Slaying, by Donna Andrews (Minotaur Books)
A Royal Pain, by Rhys Bowen (Penguin Group)
The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Buckingham Palace Gardens, by Anne Perry (Random House)
I Shall Not Want, by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel
Through a Glass, Deadly, by Sarah Atwell (Berkley Trade)
The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, by Krista Davis (Penguin Group)
Pushing Up Daisies, by Rosemary Harris (Minotaur Books)
Death of a Cozy Writer, by G.M. Malliet (Midnight Ink)
Paper, Scissors, Death, by Joanna Campbell Slan (Midnight Ink)

Best Non-fiction
African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study, by Frankie Y. Bailey (McFarland & Co.)
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, by Kathy Lynn Emerson (Perseverance Press)
Anthony Boucher, A Bibliography, by Jeff Marks (McFarland & Co.)
Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories, by Dr. Harry Lee Poe (Metro Books)
The Suspicions of Mr. Whitcher, by Kate Summerscale (Walker)

Best Short Story
“The Night Things Changed,” by Dana Cameron (from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner; Ace)
“Killing Time,” by Jane Cleland (Alfred Hitchock Mystery Magazine, November 2008)
“Dangerous Crossin,” by Carla Coupe (from Chesapeake Crimes 3, edited by Donna Andrews and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)
“Skull and Cross Examination,” by Toni L.P. Kelner (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine [EQMM], February 2008)
“A Nice Old Guy,” by Nancy Pickard (EQMM, August 2008)

Best Children’s/Young Adult
Into the Dark, by Peter Abrahams (HarperCollins)
A Thief in the Theater, by Sarah Masters Buckey (American Girl)
The Crossroads, by Chris Grabenstein (Random House
Children’s Books)
The Great Circus Train Robbery, by Nancy Means Wright
(Hilliard and Harris)

Congratulations to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at Malice Domestic on Saturday, May 2.